1948 Palestinians to join in on a multi-front war: Israeli media
Israeli police officials express deep concerns regarding the involvement of 1948 Palestinians in an upcoming multi-front war while threatening to use live ammunition to suppress the next confrontation.
The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, indicated in the recent government session on foreign affairs and security that ten brigades are being trained to deal with a scenario regarding the integration of Palestinian citizens of 1948 territory in a multi-front war, according to the political correspondent of the Israeli channel Kan, Zvi Kam.
This statement comes after the Chief Commander of the occupation's police, Yaakov Shabtai, warned of a "catastrophic situation" which the ground troops of Israeli police departments suffer from, adding that the forces cannot withstand a multi-front war and a possible uprising that may erupt in the 1948 occupied Palestinian territories.
Furthermore, the Israeli channel Kan also reported on warnings issued by the Operations Division of the occupation police, addressing concerns about the possible outbreak of a "new uprising" among 1948 Palestinians, similar to what transpired during the "Seif Al-Quds" battle in May 2021.
According to assessments made by the occupation police, such an uprising would be more violent than its predecessors, as Israeli authorities pointed out that there is a greater chance that the police will resort to the use of live-ammo firearms to suppress the speculated uprising.
Netanyahu had also pushed for the involvement of the Israeli General Security Service, known as Shin Bet or Shabak, in 1948 territories, under the pretext of increasing "crime rates," which raised questions about Netanyahu's true motives and the occupation's plans to target the Palestinians in the occupied territories. This sparked popular condemnation by the 1948 Palestinians.
Earlier, Israeli media outlets gave particular attention to a series of operations carried out by Palestinians from the territories occupied in 1948, deeming them to be the most concerning for its settlers. One notable incident was the Khdeira operation in March 2022, executed by two young Palestinians born in the occupied city of Umm al-Fahm. Channel 13 reported that "the operation was conducted by youths who are Palestinian citizens of '48 in the heart of Israel."
Several cities in the occupied Palestinian territories of 1948 experienced widespread and unprecedented marches in May 2021, as well as confrontations with the Israeli police. These events occurred as a response to and in defiance of the Israeli aggression on Gaza, which took place simultaneously with Palestinians resisting the occupation forces in numerous cities and villages.
During the battle of "Seif Al-Quds", a clear and significant connection between spatially separated Palestinian communities could be identified, as "Israel" was unable to accomplish one of its main objectives, which was to isolate the various regions of Palestinian presence, including the West Bank, territories occupied in 1948, and the Gaza Strip.