Chance to establish 'long-term deterrence is low': Israeli NSC chief
The Israeli National Security Council Chief, Tzachi Hanegbi, says the events in Occupied Palestine is ongoing and any the possibility of establishing long-term deterrence is diminishing over time.
The Israeli National Security Council Chief, Tzachi Hanegbi, confirmed, on Wednesday, that the occupation has no interest in continuing the battle with the Palestinian resistance factions.
In an interview with Channel 13, Hanegbi said, "The event has not ended yet," adding, "We are still in the midst of a battle, whose extent is difficult to know."
According to Hanegbi, "The chance of achieving long-term deterrence [for Israel] is low," and commented that the "news of a ceasefire was premature."
In turn, Israeli newspaper Haaretz wrote "Israel has an interest in ending the conflict with the Gaza factions as soon as possible."
"Any additional moves, from either side, could lead to a deterioration that would undermine the ability to reach a ceasefire," Israeli media noted,
On the other hand, the former spokesperson of the Israeli Occupation Forces, Ronen Manelis, confirmed that "if the cease-fire enters into force in the next few hours, three parties will be able to declare victory: Israel, Jihad and Hamas."
He further explained that "although the Islamic Jihad lost three of its leaders and many other victims, it managed to paralyze an entire country for 48 hours and fired into the center of Tel Aviv."
In parallel, the Palestinian Resistance renewed its firing of barrages of rockets towards the occupied Palestinian territories according to the Al Mayadeen correspondent.
Additionally, sources in the Resistance told Al Mayadeen, "The recent bombing of Tel Aviv, Beer Al-Sabe, and other cities came to confirm that there is no truce except on the terms of the resistance," noting that "in the event that the enemy does not adhere to the conditions of the resistance, we are going to expand the circle of fire."
Palestinian Resistance renews shelling of Israeli settlements
The Palestinian Resistance has renewed its shelling of occupied Palestinian territories in light of the continued Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip, an Al Mayadeen correspondent reported.
The Emergency Alert System (EAS) was activated in occupied Beer Al-Sabe, with Israeli media reporting that Rockets were fired toward the "Gush Dan" area, mainly "Tel Aviv".
Israeli media said that following Netanyahu and Galant's statements, a non-stop fire exchange erupted "on the Gaza border".
"The salvo of rockets launched earlier at Israel goes against the assurances granted by Egypt," Israeli media also reported.
The escalation saw the Resistance in Gaza launching 100 rockets toward the occupied Palestinian territories in under an hour, Israeli media said. "The Israeli army is preparing for a retaliation."
"The recent bombing of Tel Aviv, Beer Al-Sabe, and other cities came to confirm that there is no truce except on the terms of the resistance," sources in the Palestinian Resistance told Al Mayadeen.
Numerous salvoes have been launched from Gaza thus far, with paramount damage being dealt to the illegal Israeli settlements.
Meanwhile, an Israeli UAV fired two missiles toward a residential apartment in Al-Qarara.
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