Occupation uses warplanes as deterrent due to loss of control in West Bank – Middle East Monitor
Due to the Israeli occupation army’s inability to control the escalating resistance operations taking place in the occupied cities of the West Bank, particularly in Jenin and Nablus, it has resorted to the use of helicopters and drones to reach resistance fighters.
The Occupation’s use of various types of aircraft reflects its failure to reach the Resistance and the decline of its control over the West Bank, which it has besieged and storms its towns and villages on a daily basis, observers say.
Yesterday, the Jenin camp witnessed an intense flight of Apache helicopters of the occupation army during the storming of the camp and the arrest of one of the Resistance fighters, as well as major demonstrations with the occupation.
This was preceded by discussions of the occupation army activating “helicopter gunships” against Resistance fighters in Jenin, in light of Israeli warnings of an “imminent military operation” since the town.
Last May, Jenin witnessed the murder of officer Noam Raz of the Israeli Al-Yamam unit, which is one of the main special forces units of the occupation army, during its recent capture. storming of the Jenin refugee camp. This caused the Occupation to use aircraft in its raids in an attempt to secure its forces.
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Military expert, Youssef Al-Sharqawi, believes that the occupation army’s doctrine is based on using heavy firepower to achieve its objectives, besides never harming its strength. This is why he uses planes during his raid on Jenin. Al-Sharqawi said Felesteen newspaper that the Occupation tries to deter resistance fighters in Jenin and Nablus using armed military aircraft, but this reduces its superiority on the ground in the occupied West Bank.
He noted that the occupation wants to reduce its casualties and bloodshed and increase the casualties and bloodshed in the ranks of the Palestinian Resistance, especially with the new challenge that has arisen thanks to the strength of the Resistance.
Al-Sharqawi pointed out that the occupation army’s use of all types of aircraft requires the Resistance fighters to exercise utmost care and caution and work to camouflage and hide from these planes because they cannot reach all the houses.
He also said that the occupation army planes that are used, in particular the drones, are controlled via a ground operations room, to obtain precise images of the camp, its streets and the movements of the fighters of the Resistance during the demonstrations.
As for the political analyst, Adel Shadeed, he said that the occupation army uses the latest weapons, including different planes, tanks and drones, in order to avoid any casualties in its ranks. Shadid explained to Felesteen that the Occupation wants the use of military aircraft and drones to cause the greatest casualties among Palestinian Resistance fighters in West Bank cities, which experience clashes with its army.
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He stressed that the Occupation will continue to use military aircraft in all future confrontations, as long as casualties among its soldiers are low. Shadeed also noted that the occupation army had previously used F-16 jets during the Al-Aqsa Intifada, bombed security centers and carried out assassinations of Palestinian Resistance fighters and figures, he did not t therefore does not exclude that the occupation uses fighter planes during the current clashes. .
The political analyst also does not exclude the fact that the occupying army would use ground tanks in Jenin and Nablus in order to reduce the losses among its soldiers and cause casualties among the resistance fighters.
The occupied West Bank is witnessing a significant escalation of Resistance operations, including firings at occupation army checkpoints and settlers and throwing explosive and incendiary devices, in response to the crimes of the occupation in occupied Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank.
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