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Quds Brigades: Resistance ready to fight Israel in Gaza, all occupied lands

Members of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, parade on trucks with rockets in a street in Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip, on May 27, 2021. (Photo by AFP)

The al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad resistance movement, say they are ready to battle the Zionist regime in the Gaza Strip, Jenin and across all occupied cities and will continue to resist until freeing Palestine.

In a statement marking the anniversary of their victory in the Israeli regime’s last war on the Gaza Strip, Operation al-Quds Sword, the al-Quds Brigades said that a year after the 11-day war, the resistance has become stronger and more equipped and is ready to fend off any invasion or “idiocy of the Israeli enemy.”

Gaza-based resistance forces launched Operation al-Quds Sword last May in defense of Palestinians in al-Quds against Israel’s atrocities and desecration of the al-Aqsa Mosque.

During that operation, Palestinian resistance groups overwhelmed the Israeli regime by firing over 4,000 rockets and missiles into the occupied territories. Israel, shocked by the unprecedented barrage of rockets from Gaza, announced a unilateral ceasefire on May 21, which Palestinian resistance movements accepted with Egyptian mediation.

The statement said that al-Quds Brigades are prepared for any sacrifice and fight against the Zionist enemy in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank city of Jenin and all occupied cities.

“The Zionist enemy was utterly humiliated during Operation al-Quds Sword and concealed many facts about its defeats and casualties,” the statement said, adding, “Losses and casualties inflicted upon the Zionist regime over the course of the operation exceeded the numbers announced in Israeli television and media.”

“Jihad, resistance and readiness are the only options for Palestinians to free all occupied lands,” the statement read.

In an earlier statement issued by the enclave’s resistance movements on May 10, the operation was deemed as a “turning point” in the resistance movements’ confrontation against the Israeli regime.

The operation, the groups said, changed the “rules of engagement” in such a way that now any aggression by the regime would be returned in kind.

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