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Israel achieved no objectives; Gaza resistance will persist: Islamic Jihad

Members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad resistance movement participate in a parade marking the 36th anniversary of the group's foundation in Gaza City, on October 4, 2023. (Photo by AFP)

The Islamic Jihad resistance movement has highlighted Israel’s failure to meet its objectives in the Gaza Strip through its genocidal war, stressing that Palestinian resistance will persist as long as the aggression rages on.

The occupying regime “has not achieved any of its declared goals” in Gaza and it “will not be able to achieve” them, Al Jazeera quoted the Islamic Jihad’s deputy chief Mohammad al-Hindi as saying on Monday.

He also noted that Israel will not be able to return a single captive from Gaza except through negotiations aimed at securing a ceasefire in the Palestinian territory.

The resistance, he added, showed great flexibility in the truce talks and agreed to the withdrawal of the occupation forces in stages from the besieged Gaza.

The Gaza resistance has not closed the door to negotiations, and thus presented its vision to end the Israeli genocide against Palestinians, Hindi said.

“The resistance will not surrender,” he asserted. “The cost of surrender is much greater than the cost of confrontation.”

The Islamic Jihad official further said that Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to prolong the Gaza onslaught because stopping it, will end his political survival.

“Israel will not be master of this region as Netanyahu and the American administration want,” he added.

Israel waged its brutal US-backed war on Gaza on October 7 after the Palestinian Hamas resistance group carried out Operation Al-Aqsa Storm against the usurping entity in retaliation for its intensified atrocities against the Palestinian people.

However, 199 days into the offensive, the Tel Aviv regime has failed to achieve its declared objectives of “destroying Hamas” and finding Israeli captives despite killing at least 34,097 Palestinians, mostly women and children, and injuring 76,980 others.

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