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Resistance groups from Gaza to Lebanon on high alert after Israeli threats

Members of the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement, march in Gaza City, the Gaza Strip. (Photo by AFP)

Palestinian resistance groups in the besieged Gaza Strip are on full alert and have taken unprecedented security measures after Israeli threats against their leaders.  

Following the threats of the Israeli regime to assassinate their leaders, Palestinian resistance groups in the besieged Gaza Strip and abroad, particularly Lebanon, have been put on full alert and have taken unprecedented security measures, the Al-Araby Al-Jadeed news website reported on Wednesday.

Citing unnamed sources from the resistance groups, the UK-based website reported that Palestinian figures in neighboring Lebanon have also adopted enhanced security measures after recent resistance operations in the occupied West Bank. 

The sources added that threats by the Israeli regime were taken seriously by the resistance. The report further noted that the Palestinian resistance groups evacuated their main bases in order to prepare for any possible attack and crime by the occupation forces. 

As Tel Aviv mounted its threats against resistance leaders in recent days, various types of Israeli reconnaissance drones have begun patrolling the skies of different areas of the Gaza Strip in an attempt to collect information.

During the past several hours, such drones increased their patrolling in the skies of Gaza, showing that the occupying regime might be preparing for an attack against the impoverished enclave.

On Tuesday, Ismail Haniyeh, the political bureau chief of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, stressed that Palestinians would face Israeli violations in the occupied West Bank with more steadfastness and resistance.

"There is no political or security solution in the West Bank after the so-called political process has failed and the papers of the Oslo accords have scatted around,” the Hamas chief added.

"Our people no longer wager on this [political] path, which has been detrimental to the Palestinian cause and our historical rights in Palestine," Haniyeh emphasized.

Israeli forces launch raids on various cities of the West Bank almost on a daily basis under the pretext of detaining what the regime calls “wanted” Palestinians. The raids usually lead to violent confrontations with residents.

More than 200 Palestinians have been killed this year in the occupied Palestinian territories and Gaza. The majority of these fatalities have been recorded in the West Bank. At least 30 people have been killed in Palestinian retaliatory attacks against Israeli settlers during that time. 

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