The Hamas response to Israel's deadly airstrikes on Gaza demonstrates the movement's success in developing its military prowess despite the siege, a military analyst has said.
Egypt's Major-General Adel Sulaiman, told Rassd media that, for the first time, the Palestinian resistance had succeeded in hitting the centre of Israel, undermining Israeli security by firing rockets at Tel Aviv metropolitan area on Saturday night. The chairman of the Strategic Dialogue Forum for Defence Studies added that the resistance groups in Gaza have regained their self-confidence and that the Israeli prime minister has been embarrassed before his people.
Sulaiman expects that Israel will seek a return to the cease-fire agreement of 2012, brokered by then Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. He ruled out a ground operation, pointing out that the Israelis understand the human costs of ground operations in which they have failed before in both Gaza and Lebanon.