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Hamas launches military drill in Gaza

December 15, 2021 at 2:26 pm

Armed fighters take part in a military drill by Hamas and other Palestinian armed factions on a beach in Gaza City on December 29, 2020 [MAHMUD HAMS/AFP via Getty Images]

Palestinian resistance group, Hamas, launched a military drill in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday to raise “combat readiness”, Anadolu News Agency reports.

“We announce the start of Al-Quds Shield manoeuvres that simulate different scenarios,” the group’s armed wing, the Qassam Brigades, said in a statement.

The group said the training is “part of a series of continuous military exercises to simulate various forms of combat operations.”

The last confrontation between Palestinian resistance factions in Gaza and Israel took place in May, during which more than 230 Palestinians were killed and thousands injured, in the worst wave of violence in years. Thirteen Israelis were also killed in Palestinian rocket fires from Gaza.

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