A spokesman for the military wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad resistance movement has dismissed Israel’s alleged ground advances in its war of aggression against the besieged Gaza Strip.
“The [Israeli] enemy is depicting a false picture of its attempts to penetrate our land,” Abu Hamza, who speaks for the al-Quds Brigades, said in a video statement on Monday.
He added that Palestinian resistance fighters have inflicted heavy losses on the Israeli forces in many areas.
Abu Hamza emphasized that all Palestinian resistance factions “continue to confront the miserable ground maneuvers carried out by the enemy’s army in an attempt to restore confidence” among its forces.
He added that Israeli forces were in fact lured into “ambushes of terror and death” in Gaza.
His remarks came after earlier on Monday, the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas said Israeli tanks that had advanced near Gaza were forced to retreat after heavy clashes.