Published: 2023-11-27 10:46
Last Updated: 2024-02-29 21:00
The Qassam Brigades orchestrated a significant military parade in the heart of Gaza City, coinciding with the handover ceremony of the third batch of captives in the northern region of Gaza.
The event was marked by an overwhelming public reception from the Palestinian population.
A noteworthy element of the parade, as broadcast by the Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas, was the prominent display of a fist, emblematic of Resistance Day in Gaza.
What set this display apart was the inclusion of the name "Shaul Aaron" on the fist—a soldier from the Israeli Occupation army who was captured by the Qassam Brigades. His capture, announced by spokesperson Abu Obaida on July 20, 2014, marked a significant event as Shaul Aaron became the first soldier to be taken captive by Palestinian resistance forces since 2006, following the capture of Gilad Shalit.
The focused imagery of the fist during the scene, symbolizing Resistance Day, served as a deliberate and unequivocal message directed at Israeli Occupation Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. This message was particularly poignant in the aftermath of Operation Aqsa Typhoon, which unfolded during the capture of soldiers and officers from the Israeli Occupation army.
Moreover, the Qassam Brigades showcased scenes of an extensive military parade and a grand public reception in the central part of Gaza City during the handover of the third batch of captives in the Gaza Strip. This event was part of a broader framework encompassing a humanitarian truce and the release of detainees from Israeli Occupation prisons.
Notably, the detainee exchange took place in the northern Gaza Strip, precisely in central Gaza City. This location choice triggered controversy within the Israeli Occupation government, with Hebrew media commenting on statements made by the Minister of War, Yoav Galant.
Galant had extensively spoken about Hamas purportedly losing control over the northern Strip. However, the visible presence of Qassam Brigades during the exchange seemed to contradict and refute Galant's assertions, adding an intriguing layer to the ongoing dynamics in the region.