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Ex-Israeli general reveals occupation army in ‘total chaos’ amid Gaza war

Israeli soldiers walk alongside a road amid the regime's ongoing ground invasion in the northern Gaza Strip on November 20, 2023. (Photo by Reuters)

A former Israeli officer has exposed the “total chaos” among the occupation army’s ranks following months of aggression against Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip amid the silence imposed by the regime on its media outlets.

Yitzhak Brik made the revelation in an interview with the Hebrew-language Maariv daily newspaper on Saturday, saying the disorder was among the Israeli military ranks in terms of the availability of equipment and logistical services needed for war, an issue that was "not talked about" in the media.

“There is total chaos. Equipment, logistics, food and everything needed to move forward is not working, because the army has entrusted everything to private companies,” Brik said.

“There is no one to repair the tanks immediately. Dozens of tanks are stuck in the Gaza Strip waiting to be towed away. Of course, the media doesn't talk about it, but these things don't work,” he added.

The retired general underlined that although he tried to raise the issue with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, members of his cabinet "did not want to hear the truth and therefore kept him away from me."

Stressing that he has met with Netanyahu six times since the start of the war on the besieged Palestinian territory in October last year, Brik said, “I told him that the army is not ready to go immediately to war, because there are soldiers who have not trained for five years and there is a shortage of equipment.”

According to Maariv, the delay in the Israeli ground invasion of Gaza, which went horribly wrong anyway, was the result of the regime’s fears that the Palestinian resistance was “well-prepared for this scenario.”

More than 29,600 Palestinians, most of them women and children, have lost their lives so far during Israel’s brutal aggression, which began following Operation al-Aqsa Storm by Gaza-based resistance movements in October last year.

A total of 576 Israeli soldiers have also been killed since the launch of the regime's onslaught against Gaza on October 7.

International organizations and rights groups have on several occasions called on the occupying regime to stop its genocidal war and take measures to guarantee that humanitarian assistance is provided to civilians in Gaza.

The Israeli aggression has resulted in the forced displacement of nearly two million people from across the Gaza Strip, with the vast majority of those displaced being forced to take refuge in the densely populated southern city of Rafah, near the border with Egypt.

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