IRGC Commander: Palestinian Resistance Destroyed Israel’s Prowess Delusion
TEHRAN (FNA)- The US has been forced to manage Israel after the "occupying regime" was defanged at the hands of the Gaza-based Palestinian resistance fighters in their October 7 operation, a senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said.
"Hamas fighters hit the Zionist regime like lightning in Operation Al-Aqsa Storm and “humiliated” it after attacking steel forts, concrete walls, and multi-meter-high fences," Deputy Commander of the IRGC Quds Force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Fallahzadeh said.
“The Palestinian resistance forces shattered the Zionist enemy’s grandeur and disrupted and destroyed its intellectual dome in the field of management, thus the US was forced to take over the regime’s management,” Brigadier General Fallahzadeh added.
He further noted that the Palestinian resistance managed to demolish Israel’s intelligence system, defeat its military, and damage its security.
The IRGC commander also stressed that the Zionist regime has "achieved nothing" in its heavy aggression, bombings, artillery fire, and direct attacks by tanks and personnel carriers against the besieged Gaza Strip.
"The occupying regime is massacring Palestinian people out of weakness and desperation," he said.
In early October, Hamas launched a multi-pronged surprise military operation via land, sea and air against Israel. The group announced it was in response to the storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem and Israeli settlers’ growing violence against Palestinians. The attacks have so far killed more than 1,200 and injured over 5,500, according to Israeli officials. Hamas also announced it is holding between at least 200 and 250 hostages.
Following the multi-front attack by Hamas, Israel carried out heavy bombardment across the Gaza Strip, killing 13,000 Palestinians, including over 5,500 children and over 3,500 women, and wounding over 30,000 others, and levelling entire neighbourhoods. The bombing, as well as enforced displacement orders by the Israeli Army, has also pushed 1.6 million people out of their homes.
Tel Aviv has also imposed a "complete siege" on Gaza, cutting off food, electricity, fuel and water supplies. The move has plunged the blockaded territory into a humanitarian crisis.
The Gaza Health Ministry has confirmed that the healthcare system in the besieged territory has “totally collapsed due to the Israeli war”. Dozens of hospitals and tens of medical centers are out of service due to Israeli raids, according to the enclave's health ministry. The UN agencies have also warned that the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip is "catastrophic", calling for more international help as conditions deteriorate in the densely populated besieged enclave.
Gaza is one of the most densely populated places on Earth, where some 2 million people live in an area of 140 square miles. It has been almost completely cut off from the rest of the world for nearly 17 years. More than half of its population lives in poverty and is food insecure, with nearly 80% of its population relying on humanitarian assistance.
Tehran says the history of Israel is full of assassinations, massacre, torture and killing of Palestinian kids, and described Tel Aviv regime's atrocities and massacre of Palestinian women and children as indicative of the destitute of Zionists. Iranian officials say Tel Aviv has been struggling for more than 70 years to exit its identity crisis which has been mixed with genocide, plunder, forced displacement and scores of other inhumane moves.