Israeli media: Recent operations in West Bank 'new kind of Intifada'
Israeli media say that the security establishment of the Israeli occupation assesses that the sharp increase in Palestinian operations is a new kind of intifada.
Israeli media confirmed that "what we have been witnessing in recent months in the West Bank is a 'new kind of Intifada' that is different from the Intifada of the 80s and the Second Intifada (in September 2000), and is characterized by a lot of violence against the army."
Military commentator on the Israeli Channel 13, Alon Ben-David, said, "I hear statements about what we have been seeing in recent months, saying it is a new kind of uprising that is different from what we witnessed in the 80s and in the year 2000, and what distinguishes it is a lot of violence directed against the Israeli army in every arrest operation."
Ben-David added, "This is not only in Jenin and Nablus; there are also blocks of stones and mass shooting at the Israeli soldiers by young men who do not belong to any organization, therefore the hesitation now. Ahead the eve of the October holidays, we might possibly intensify pressure and carry out more arrests, or on the contrary, take a step back and limit confrontation."
On his account, the military commentator on the Israeli Kan channel, Roi Sharon, said, "In the security establishment, they estimate that this escalation will further increase, with more shootings and more local armed groups, and what started in the Jenin area has spread towards Nablus and has expanded today to the Jordan Valley."
New status quo emerging in Palestinian areas
Arab affairs commentator on Israeli Channel 13, Hezi Simantov, said, "What is happening in the northern West Bank in the governorates of Nablus and Jenin is a pattern that has become a reality, and this pattern is represented by armed groups carrying out shooting attacks against Israelis, and the group consists of two or three, who take the weapon and plan to carry out an operation."
He continued, "These people are not sent by a specific organization. Perhaps they sympathize with Hamas, the Islamic Jihad, Fatah, etc. Every entry of the Israeli army into the Palestinian areas to carry out an arrest operation is accompanied by live fire. This is a disturbing, alarming new status quo that threatens to develop more and more in the Palestinian territories."
Jordan Valley operation was preceded by intelligence preparations
Political commentator on Channel 12, Amir Bar-Shalom, pointed out, "It seems that there were preparations for the operation, and not only by means, but they tried to burn the bus in parallel with the shooting; there were intelligence preparations, too. They knew that these buses were moving on Sunday on these roads, and apparently, there was tracking."
He continued, "They knew exactly which bus they wanted to attack."
This evening, the military commentator on the Israeli Channel 12, Nir Dvory, said quoting a "senior security source" in the occupation forces, that "the situation in the (Palestinian) territories is considered complicated, even very complicated," stressing the existence of "warnings from operations."
This came after a number of Israeli occupation soldiers were wounded in a shooting targeting their bus in the Jordan Valley.
Sharp and obvious increase in Palestinian operations
In turn, a Palestinian affairs correspondent for the Israeli Kan channel commented saying, "the data recently presented in the security and military establishment, which we are publishing today for the first time, confirm that in 2021, 91 Palestinian operations were recorded, 75 of which were against security forces and military targets," adding that in the year 2022 that has not ended yet, more than 150 operations were recorded, more than 130 of which were against the security forces."
She continued, "These operations do not include stone [throwing] operations and Molotov cocktails," explaining that "according to these data, there is a sharp and obvious increase in the number of attacks directed against security forces in particular."