Operation in Khyber district, four personnel including Lt Col martyred: ISPR Operation in Khyber district, four personnel including Lt Col martyred: ISPR

Operation in Khyber district, four personnel including Lt Col martyred: ISPR

Operation in Khyber district, four personnel including Lt Col martyred: ISPR

The intelligence-based operation was led by Lt. Col. Muhammad Hasan Haider and as a result of the operation, three militants were killed and three were injured.

The Pakistan Army has said in a statement on Monday that during the operation in Tirah area of ​​Khyber district, four personnel including a lieutenant colonel lost their lives.

According to the statement, the intelligence-based operation was led by Lt. Col. Muhammad Hassan Haider and as a result of the operation, three militants were killed and three were injured.

ISPR said that an operation is being conducted to eliminate terrorists in the area.

In a statement issued by the Ministry of Information, the Caretaker Interior Minister Sarfraz Ahmed Bugti expressed 'deep sorrow and regret over the martyrdom of Lt. Col. Muhammad Hasan Haider and other youths'.

In recent days, there has been an increase in incidents of attacks on security forces.

Two days ago on Saturday, militants attacked a Pakistan Air Force base in Mianwali in which the ISPR said the attack 'was foiled, killing all nine terrorists.'

Last week, 14 security personnel were killed in an attack on security forces in Gwadar.



An Israeli assessment of Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar: He deceived us and will not surrender and will die in Gaza

London : The Financial Times published a report prepared by Neri Ziebler about the leader of “Hamas” in Gaza, entitled: “A Dead Man Alive: How Yahya Sinwar Deceived Israel for Decades,” in which he said that Sinwar, decades before he engineered an attack 7 October, against Israel He was a prisoner in Israel, where he was sentenced by a military court on charges of carrying out murders, and his response was to learn Hebrew. Shin Bet investigator Micah Kubi, who investigated Sinwar, said: “He read all the books that appeared about prominent Israeli figures, from [Vladimir] Japonitsky, [Menachem] Begin and [Yitzhak] Rabin,” and “he learned from the bottom and rose to the top.” the top".

 Only 15 years had passed since his imprisonment when he demonstrated his fluency in Hebrew in an interview with an Israeli television channel, in which he urged Israeli public opinion to support a truce with the Hamas movement, instead of war. He said: “We understand that Israel is sitting on 200 nuclear warheads, and is the largest advanced power in the region, and we do not have the ability to dismantle Israel.”

Intelligence assessment: Sinwar is cruel, authoritarian, and influential, accepted by his friends. He has an unnatural ability to endure and cunning, is capable of manipulation, is satisfied with little, and is secretive even inside the prison and among the rest of the prisoners.

Despite all this, Sinwar (61 years old) became Israel's most wanted man, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described him as a "living dead man," as he held responsibility for the largest attack against Israel, in which more than 1,400 people were killed. Getting rid of him is considered the most important goal in the Israeli campaign to “destroy” Hamas.

 Palestinian officials say that about 9,770 people have been martyred in Gaza since the beginning of the retaliatory operation, in which large areas of the Strip were destroyed by air strikes, artillery shelling and a ground invasion.

Before the Hamas incursion, Israel had 40 years of experience in dealing with Sinwar, but this knowledge made Israeli intelligence somewhat complicit. On the eve of the war, Israel viewed Sinwar as a dangerous extremist, but his interest was in consolidating Hamas’ control over the Gaza Strip and obtaining economic concessions, not war with Israel. The intelligence’s misreading of Sinwar’s personality was a prelude to the most disastrous security failure.

 For some, the Hamas leader was able to deceive them. “We never understood it in a rational way, zero,” said Michael Milstein, a former intelligence officer and expert on Palestinian affairs.

 The newspaper says that the image presented by a number of people who spent a period with him, and for several decades, is that he is an attractive personality with a nervous temperament, and an overwhelming presence.

Kobe remembers his interrogation with Sinwar, in 1989, when he confessed to the murder, and that was at the height of the first intifada. Kobe was an officer in the Shin Bet whose mission was to pursue members of “Hamas,” which was in its beginnings in Gaza. Al-Sinwar was known by the nickname Abu Ibrahim. He helped build the military wing of Hamas, the “Al-Qassam Brigades,” but his arrest at the end of the 1980s was due to his pursuit of collaborators, or those suspected of dealing with Israel.

The intelligence’s misreading of Sinwar’s personality was a prelude to the most disastrous security failure

 Kobe says that Sinwar bragged about the torture he inflicted on a suspected agent from another faction. Kobe claims that Sinwar asked the informant’s brother, a Hamas member, to bury his brother. A secret Israeli court convicted Sinwar of killing 12 people, according to those familiar with the matter.

In prison, he became the leader of all Hamas prisoners in Israeli detention centers. He underwent an operation in 2004 to remove a tumor on his brain, according to the Israeli authorities. According to an Israeli intelligence assessment at the time, he was “cruel, authoritarian and influential, accepted by his friends, with an unnatural capacity for endurance and cunning, capable of manipulation, satisfied with little, secretive even inside the prison and among the rest of the prisoners, and possessing the ability to inflame the masses.”

Al-Sinwar grew up in Khan Yunis, south of Gaza, and appeared on the political scene in the early 1980s as an advisor to the spiritual leader of Hamas, Sheikh Ahmed Yassin. Al-Sanwar's neighbor in Khan Yunis was Muhammad Al-Deif, the current military leader of Hamas. In addition to helping to build the military wing of Hamas, Al-Sinwar was responsible for the secret internal agency “Majd,” charged with pursuing agents.

Sinwar became a legendary figure for the Palestinians, especially inside Gaza. A prominent Palestinian activist in East Jerusalem said, “Many Palestinians felt proud, and Sinwar is popular on the Palestinian street,” but “Palestinian moderates understand that he sent us to the Stone Age,” because of the attack on Israel and beyond.

Those who know him believe that his rise in Hamas was the result of cruelty and fear, and a person based on experience with him said that everyone in Hamas is afraid of him. He said: “No one stood before him before this barbarism was carried out. It was a military operation, but with resurrection repercussions.”

Sinwar was released from prison in 2011, after 22 years in prison, and was part of an exchange that included 1,000 Palestinians, in exchange for the captured soldier of Hamas, Gilad Shalit.

In 2017, he was elected leader of the group in Gaza, replacing Ismail Haniyeh, who became the political leader of Hamas and resides in Qatar. Sinwar turned into a political leader who met foreign diplomats and addressed the masses. Under him, Hamas increased its use of force, from protests at the separation wall, to incendiary balloons, and missiles, to force Israel into indirect talks through Egypt, Qatar, and the United Nations.

An Israeli official said, at the beginning of this year, that “the missiles are their ability to engage in dialogue with me.”

Israel agreed to grant work permits to the Gazans and the entry of funds through Qatar. But no one knows Sinwar's motive for the operation on October 7.

Israel has learned a lesson, and the fate of the region is at stake. Perhaps this was a sufficient victory for Sinwar

 The newspaper quoted a person who knows him as saying that he is “a person who sees himself as having a mission in the world.” But the Israeli assessment of Hamas, led by Sinwar, is that it has been deterred from entering into another war, and has become interested in concluding a broad agreement with Israel.

 Intelligence analysts believe that the attack carried out by “Hamas” required a year of preparations, which is why Sinwar’s pragmatic appearance was a façade to buy time and mere deception.

 Gaza is facing a devastating attack, and Sinwar is the main target , but Israel has learned a lesson, and the fate of the region is at stake, and perhaps this was a sufficient victory for Sinwar. “He will not surrender, and he will die in Gaza,” Kobe says.



Hamas: We will not accept “custodianship tailored to Israel”

Beirut: The leader of the Hamas movement in Lebanon, Osama Hamdan, announced Monday that the Palestinian faction will not accept “custodianship” over the Gaza Strip, refusing to pass plans to “isolate” Hamas, which Israel has set the goal of eliminating in its war on the besieged Strip.

Hamdan said during a press conference, “For those who think that Hamas is going, Hamas will remain the conscience and aspirations of our people, and no power on earth will be able to snatch it or marginalize it,” adding, “The plans of America and the occupation are dreams and part of a psychological war that we hope no one will get involved in.”

He continued, "We warn all parties against competing with these suspicious attempts that seek to impose a guardianship over our people in which the occupation has the upper hand, and our people will not allow the United States to pass its plans by creating a leadership that suits itself and the occupation."

Since the unprecedented attack by Hamas on Israel on October 7, Israel has set a goal for its war on Gaza, which is to “eliminate” the Palestinian faction that has controlled the besieged Strip since 2007 after the expulsion of the Palestinian Authority from it.

Following his meeting with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on Sunday in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas linked the return of the Authority to administering the Strip to a “comprehensive political solution.” He said, “The Gaza Strip is an integral part of the State of Palestine, and we will bear our full responsibilities within the framework of a comprehensive political solution for both the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip.”

The United States reaffirmed that the two-state solution is the only option to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Blinken said earlier that the Palestinian Authority should control the Gaza Strip.

The Fatah movements (headed by Mahmoud Abbas) and Hamas are the two most prominent Palestinian factions and have been at odds for more than 15 years, despite several agreements to put an end to the division between them.

Hamdan said on Monday, “We remind those who seek to isolate the resistance, isolate Hamas, and end its existence that we are an extension of our Palestinian people and an integral part of it.”

He added, "Our people did not and will not accept a new Vichy government (which cooperated with the Nazi occupation in France during World War II), or someone who comes as an agent on an Israeli or American tank."

Since the Hamas attack, Israel has launched a devastating bombardment on Gaza, accompanied by extensive ground operations inside the besieged Strip.
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