News ID: 125167
Publish Date : 02 March 2024 - 21:53

Israeli Report Reveals Suffering of Soldiers in Gaza

WEST BANK (Dispatches) – An Israeli report revealed the extent of the suffering experienced by occupation regime’s troops in the Gaza Strip five months after the onslaught started.
Israel’s Walla website revealed that members of the occupation army in the Gaza Strip are occasionally transferred due to a food crisis and places to sleep.
The report continued: “Many of them cannot bear the psychological distress and leave the army.”
The report stated that the members assigned to drive bulldozers and vehicles were working without significant problems at the beginning of the ground battle, but after about five months, they were dismissed for reasons including explosive devices and mines planted by the resistance.
The occupation army announced on Friday that the number of officers and soldiers killed since the beginning of the war on Gaza had risen to 582, including 242 since the start of the ground invasion.
Months into Israel’s ongoing genocidal war on the Gaza Strip, the regime’s military is reported to be facing a critical manpower problem as it runs short of thousands of forces.
“The army is experiencing intensifying personnel shortages,” Ynetnews, the website for Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot, reported on Friday.
The military, it added, “urgently requires an additional 7,000 soldiers, with half of these intended for combat roles.”
“It’s crucial to note that this figure is over and above the soldiers already slated for recruitment in upcoming cycles.”
The regime’s treasury is, however, only approving 2,500 additional forces.
These “unprecedented” figures underscore the “shock” that was being experienced by the Israeli military in the wake of nearly 150 days of the war, the website said.
The Zionist regime began waging the onslaught against Gaza on October 7, following Al-Aqsa Storm, a surprise operation staged by the coastal sliver’s resistance groups against the occupied territories.
At least 30,228 Palestinians, mostly women and children, have been killed and 71,377 others been injured so far during the war.
On Wednesday, the Israeli war minister highlighted the heavy toll the war was inflicting on the regime’s military.
“We are paying a very high price in our ranks...The costs we incur in terms of the numbers of deaths and injuries are very high,” he said.