IOF weak in face of Arouri-made trinity of Resistance: Former IOF spox
Ronen Manelis, a former IOF spokesperson admits that Saleh al-Arouri has gained considerable influence within the Axis of Resistance.
Israeli media reports acknowledged that IOF is facing significant challenges in dealing with the complex dynamics involving Lebanon, the occupied West Bank, and Gaza, established by Saleh al-Arouri, the Deputy Head of the Political Bureau of Hamas.
Ronen Manelis, a former IOF spokesperson, commented in an interview with the Israeli channel Kan that recently, Saleh al-Arouri has gained considerable influence within this intricate triangular context.
Manelis went on to explain that while Hamas leaders are based in Lebanon, "Israel" refrains from direct targeting due to concerns about triggering a conflict with Hezbollah.
"Hezbollah, in turn, exploits Israel's vulnerabilities and heightens threats along the borders, while also orchestrating operations in the occupied West Bank", Manelis added.
Manelis further claimed that the year 2023 has posed the most significant challenges to "Israel in terms of attacks on the Israeli army and settlers since 2004".
This situation is characterized by a convergence of actions between "lone wolves" and guidance from Saleh al-Arouri, as per Manelis.
He also highlighted that the Palestinian Authority's control in the occupied West Bank has diminished, and although the Israeli military's grip is not absolute, it remains a source of concern.
Recent changes have emerged due to a combination of factors, including the actions of the Palestinian Authority and the activities of resistance factions, he stated.
He further gushes: "Developments along the Lebanese border introduce a complex and contrasting dynamic compared to previous incidents involving individual stabbing attacks, potentially leading to highly adverse outcomes for Israel."
This comes shortly after the Deputy Head of the Political Bureau of Hamas, Saleh al-Arouri, stated in an exclusive interview with Al Mayadeen that the occupation has made numerous decisions regarding assassinations, targeting many individuals such as the leader Mohammed al-Dayf, who they attempted to assassinate multiple times and ultimately killed his family.
"The Israeli threat against my person does not change my beliefs and stances, nor will it alter my path by so much as an inch," he said.
In an exclusive interview with Al Mayadeen, Deputy Head of the Political Bureau of Hamas, Saleh Al-Arouri, discussed a variety of topics, including the growth of the Resistance in the West Bank, the likelihood of an all-out regional conflict, and relations with regional powers. pic.twitter.com/Q1bgJh3RLs— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) August 25, 2023
"We are believers, and we hope to conclude our lives with martyrdom, which we hold in high esteem, and that is the great victory in our eyes."
Al-Arouri also reminded of the commitment expressed by the Secretary-General of Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, when he said that any attack on the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Al-Quds would be met with regional war, and also recalled Sayyed Nasrallah's speech on the liberation of Al-Jalil [northern Palestine].