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    How did Hamas prepare a small and effective army to fight Israel?

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    Post by Rocky Sat 14 Oct 2023, 7:03 am

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    October 14, 2023
    Baghdad/Al-Masala Al-Hadath: Israeli forces preparing to invade Gaza on a mission to eliminate Hamas will face an increasingly capable opponent who has been trained for years by a secret support network extending far from the small enclave to Iran and the Arab groups allied with it.
    The bloody attack launched by Hamas on southern Israel six days ago demonstrated the extent of the military experience it has gained since its control of Gaza in 2007, as the movement had never carried out an attack of this planning and size.
    Hamas leader Ali Baraka said, “Necessity is the mother of invention,” adding that the movement has long relied on money and training from Iran and its regional agents such as the Lebanese Hezbollah group while strengthening its forces in Gaza.
    Baraka, who resides in Lebanon, added that the difficulties of importing weapons made the movement over the past nine years “develop its capabilities and we became able to manufacture them locally.”
    He added that in the 2008 Gaza war, the maximum range of Hamas rockets was 40 kilometers, but it rose to 230 by the 2021 conflict.
    Anyone who sees this huge secret organization today would not imagine that it is the same small Palestinian group that issued its first publication 36 years ago in protest against the Israeli occupation, according to interviews conducted by Reuters with 11 people familiar with the group’s capabilities, including Hamas figures, regional security officials and experts. Military personnel.
    A source close to Hamas in the Gaza Strip, who requested to remain anonymous due to the sensitivity of the matter, said, “They are a miniature army.” He added that the group has a military academy to train a range of specialties, including cybersecurity, and its 40,000-strong military wing includes a naval commando unit.
    By contrast, Global Security.org notes that in the 1990s Hamas had fewer than 10,000 fighters.
    A regional security source, who also refused to reveal his name, indicated that since the beginning of the twenty-first century, the movement has built a network of tunnels under Gaza to help fighters hide, manufacture weapons, and bring equipment from abroad. Hamas officials said that the movement obtained a collection of bombs, mortar shells, rockets, and anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles.
    These capabilities became more deadly as they grew and developed over the years. While Israel lost nine soldiers during its 2008 incursion, the number jumped to 66 in 2014.
    H. said. Heller, a senior researcher at the Royal United Services Institute in Britain, said that Israel is capable of destroying Hamas in its expected attack on the densely populated Strip.
    “The question is not whether it is possible or not,” he added. The question is what price will be imposed on the rest of the population, because Hamas does not live on an island in the ocean or in a cave in the desert.”
    After the last Gaza war in 2021, Hamas and Islamic Jihad were able to retain up to 40 percent of their missile stock, which is a main target for the Israelis, according to the US-based non-profit Jewish Institute for National Security. It retained about 11,750 missiles, compared to 23,000 before the conflict.
    The founding charter of Hamas in 1988 calls for the destruction of Israel, which classifies the movement as a terrorist organization along with the United States, the European Union, Canada, Egypt and Japan.
    As for Iran, Western officials believe that Hamas has helped it achieve its years-long ambition to surround Israel with armies of paramilitary groups, including other Palestinian factions and Lebanese Hezbollah. They all have advanced weapons, and have been resisting the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories for a long time.
    Hamas leaders are spread across the Middle East, in countries including Lebanon and Qatar, but Gaza remains its power base. The movement urged Gazans not to respond to Israel's call to leave before an expected ground invasion that comes days after the Israeli bombing that killed about 1,800 people.
    The attack, which occurred on October 7, was the worst breach of Israel's defenses in 50 years, and Hamas fired more than 2,500 rockets. Its fighters, who used gliders, motorcycles, and four-wheel drive vehicles, overcame Israeli defenses and invaded towns and residential areas, killing 1,300 people and detaining dozens.
    The sources Reuters spoke to said that although Iran trained, armed and financed the movement, there was no indication that Tehran directed or authorized the October 7 attack.
    The regional security source said, “The decision, the zero hour, was all Hamas’ decision.” But of course, the general cooperation, training and preparation all came from Iran.”
    Iran admits that it helps fund and train Hamas, but it denies any role in the attack, despite its praise.
    Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said in an interview with Al Jazeera last year that his movement received $70 million in military aid from Iran. He added that it had locally made missiles, but the long-range missiles came from abroad, from Iran, Syria and others via Egypt.
    A 2020 US State Department report indicates that Iran provides about $100 million annually to Palestinian factions, including Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine - General Command.
    An Israeli security source said that Iran sharply increased funding for Hamas' military wing last year from $100 million to about $350 million annually.
    The idea of ​​Hamas began to take shape on December 10, 1987, when members of the Muslim Brotherhood met the day after an Israeli army truck collided with a car carrying four Palestinian day laborers, killing them all. Protests, stone-throwing, strikes and closures in Gaza followed.
    During their meeting at the home of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, they decided to issue a leaflet on December 14 calling for resistance with the outbreak of the first intifada against Israel. This was the group's first public work.
    Western intelligence sources said that after Israel's withdrawal from Gaza in 2005, Hamas began importing rockets, explosives and other equipment from Iran. They added that it was shipped through Sudan before being transported by truck through Egypt, then smuggled to Gaza through a maze of narrow tunnels under the Sinai Peninsula.
    Not only did Iran arm, train, and finance Palestinian movements, but it expanded this to include other regional paramilitary allies, which ultimately gave Tehran a strong presence in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Gaza.
    Some of these allies form part of a “Shiite axis” that extends from Shiite paramilitary factions in Iraq to Hezbollah in Lebanon and the ruling Alawite minority in Syria.
    But the “crown jewel” of the Iranian militia network is Hezbollah, which was founded in the Iranian embassy in Damascus in 1982 after Israel invaded Lebanon during the civil war that took place between 1975 and 1990.
    The Shiite group bombed American targets, carried out hostage-taking and kidnapping operations, expelled Israel from Lebanon in 2000, and then gradually seized control of the Lebanese state.
    The source close to Hamas said that Iran seized the opportunity to win over Hamas in 1992, when Israel deported about 400 of the movement's leaders to Lebanon. The source added that Iran and Hezbollah hosted members of Hamas, exchanged military technology, and trained them to make bombs to carry out suicide attacks.
    Baraka, a Hamas leader, said that the ultimate goal of the October 7 attack on Israel is to release all 5,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons, stop Israel’s storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque, and lift the siege imposed on Gaza for 16 years.
    He warned that if the Israeli ground attack continues, with the blessing of the United States and Britain, the war will not be limited to Gaza, but may turn into a regional conflict.
    He added, “It is not just an Israeli war on Gaza. There is an Atlantic war on Gaza with all forces. “There will be new front lines.”
    The views are those of the source: Reuters.
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