GAZA STRIP (Dispatches) – Palestinian Hamas resistance movement made bigger achievements during the latest Zionist aggression on Gaza than can be imagined, Haaretz reported a former senior general in the Zionist regime’s air force saying.
Reserve Brigadier General Assaf Agmon said that there was no need to look far to recognize Hamas’ achievements.
“The Palestinian issue, mainly that of Gaza, returned to being the top agenda after we had persuaded ourselves along with some countries that this issue was fading.”
“Now, Hamas is seen as the central leader among the Palestinians, even in the West Bank and the countries in the Middle East. We made it the main factor in the conflicts in the territories of the Palestinian Authority, first and foremost in Jerusalem (al-Quds). Even in Israel, we found that Hamas has a top place.”
The former Zionist general, who took part in the 1973 war against Egypt, added: “Hamas was deterred only in our eyes, but practically, it is increasing its power from one battle to another.”
He stressed that the Chief of Staff, who is hailing the Zionist attack on Gaza as a victory, is pushing the political leadership to continue on its wrong path.
“What happened was not a draw, but a loss that they are trying to sell to us as achievements,” he said, adding: “The worst thing is that it makes us ignore the setbacks and not learn lessons. This leads us to a major defeat in a multi-battlefield war.”
After the Zionist regime’s aggression against Palestinian, more pressure is being piled on Arab regime to protest Israel atrocities.
An Israeli carrier was forced on Tuesday to cancel a flight to Dubai after failure to obtain Saudi permission to fly through its airspace, according to Israeli media.
Israeli army radio said the passengers waited for 10 hours at Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv before the Israir flight was canceled.
The reason for the Saudi refusal to grant permission to the Zionist regime’s flight was not officially revealed. Riyadh has allowed the occupying regime’s flights to use the Saudi airspace en route to Dubai since November.
Without using Saudi airspace, flights between the Israeli-occupied territories and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be difficult and unsustainable, as it makes the flight period eight hours instead of three hours.