A high-ranking commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad resistance movement says the intense barrages of missiles fired by his comrades in retaliation for the latest Israeli military onslaught on the besieged Gaza Strip put an end to the regime’s so-called myth of invincibility.
Ahmed al-Modallal said on Monday the missiles launched by the al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad, gave Israel a considerable shock, and showed that the resistance front will not be defeated.
He underlined the importance of maintaining national solidarity and steadfastness in order to terminate the oppressive and brutal siege against the Gaza Strip.
Modallal highlighted that Zionists continue to desecrate the holy al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied Old City of al-Quds, conduct excavations beneath the sacred site, and suppress Palestinian worshippers.
The senior Islamic Jihad commander emphasized that the Palestinian resistance front will continue confronting the Israeli occupation, adding that Palestinians have embraced the struggle.
The Israeli regime carried out new massacre in the besieged Gaza Strip on August 5, killing nearly 50 people, including Taysir al-Jabari, a senior commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad resistance movement.
The Israeli airstrikes prompted the al-Quds Brigades, the Islamic Jihad’s military wing, to respond by firing hundreds of rockets toward the occupied territories, pushing the regime forces on the back foot.
The strong retaliation, as was pledged by the resistance group, forced Tel Aviv to accept an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire, which took effect late on August 7.
Secretary General of the Islamic Jihad resistance movement Ziad al-Nakhala says the movement has made “a great achievement” in the face of Israel, lauding Palestinian people’s resistance against the regime's aggression.
Ziad al-Nakhala made the remarks after the movement agreed to a truce with the Tel Aviv regime following three days of strikes on the Gaza Strip by the Israeli forces.
“Fifty-eight Zionist-populated settlements were simultaneously brought under the al-Quds Brigades’ rocket fire,” Nakhala said during a press conference in Tehran.
“The occupiers failed to impose any of their conditions on us,” he added. The Islamic Jihad, on the other hand, conditioned the truce on the release of two of its prisoners, who have been detained by the Israeli regime, he added.
The pair have been named as Bassem al-Saadi, a senior figure in the group's political wing who was recently arrested in the occupied West Bank, and Khalil Awawdeh.