'Operation Guardian of the Walls' unsuccessful, Abu Hawash became icon: Israeli media
After missiles were launched from the Gaza Strip on Saturday, Israeli media is talking about "Operation Guardian of the Walls," dubbing it unsuccessful.
The "period of calm" following "Operation Guardian of the Walls" will last for five years, the chief of the Military Intelligence Directorate (Aman) and then chief of the Israeli Operations Directorate, Major General Aharon Haliva said in May.
Major General Haliva was asked about how long he thought said period - which he considered a success for the operation - would last, i.e. the period following the IOF's aggressive operation against the Gaza Strip in May 2021.
"If you corner me and ask me what I think is logical, as you are currently doing, I would say 5 years and possibly even longer," he said.
The Palestinian affairs commentator in the Israeli KAN responded to Haliva's statement, saying, "Six months after Haliva's statements, who is now the executive of Aman, Israel's national assessor, when he looks back at the operation, must tell himself that the operation was not a success."
The commentator also said the Israeli occupation forces' response to the missiles launched Saturday on "Gush Dan" did not make that big of an impression on Hamas, as it did not react much. "[Hamas] played by the rules on its part regarding the response, and it understood that "Israel" is allowing them to benefit from ambiguity and denial."
Prisoner Abu Hawash became an icon
KAN's Palestinian affairs analyst said Palestinian prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash, who has been on hunger strike for 139 days and has connections with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, has turned into an icon while he is alive.
Arabic affairs analyst in Israeli Channel 13 Hezi Simantov said the biggest issue in Abu Hawash's hunger strike is that Palestinian Islamic Jihad says if he dies, they would consider his death an assassination and therefore respond.
"The biggest issue is that Hamas has the same stance, saying: 'we are with the PIJ on this matter. if anything happens to Abu Hawash, the situation will become a lot more complex.'"
Abu Hawash's health has been deteriorating over the past few hours. The Waed Association for Palestinian Prisoners said, "Prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash is facing great difficulty in discharging urine while his water body percentage has decreased to a third due to the continuation of his coma."
The association added that these dangerous indications implicate that the prisoner Abu Hawash is closer to losing his life than ever before.