Hamas is reportedly holding 199 hostages in the Gaza Strip. Besides the Israelis, there are many Germans among them. It was the merciless work of the Al-Qassam Brigades.
Gaza – The War in Israel Both sides blame each other for a devastating rocket attack on a hospital in the Gaza Strip.
Gaza War Between Israel and Hamas: Al-Qassam Brigades to Protect Hostages
Shortly thereafter, US President Joe Biden came to the Middle East as a mediator. However, he is clearly stopping America on this highly explosive journey of Israel. And because many of the hostages are still in the hands of the radical Islamist Palestinian group Hamas.
According to Tel Aviv reports, 199 people are said to be among them, including individual German citizens such as 22-year-old Shani Luke. According to a statement, the task of guarding these hostages in and around Gaza City is carried out by a “shadow wing” of Hamas: the Al-Qassam Brigades.
This emerges from an analysis by the American think tank “Foundation for Defense of Democracies” (FDD). America Advise the White House and Congress. In 2016, Hamas announced it would have its own unit to protect hostages, the report said. So it is the military wing of Hamas known as the Al-Qassam Brigades that is largely responsible for the October 7 massacre in Israel.
Middle East War: Hamas’ Al-Qassam Forces – Attacks Against Israeli Soldiers and Civilians
The establishment of the Qassam Brigades, according to another typo, is estimated by Western observers to have taken place in 1991. The sect was named after Is al-Din al-Qassam (1882–1935), a Palestinian cleric and irregular who violently opposed the British Mandate and the Zionist movement. Al-Qassam was killed in a battle with the British in November 1935, and is still considered a national hero in the Palestinian territories. His successors firmly reject the Jewish state of Israel.
Between 1994 and 2000, the Al-Qassam Brigades were reportedly responsible for several assassination attempts on Israeli civilians and soldiers, which is why the Israeli military identified the Hamas faction as a key target during the so-called Second Intifada. Between September 2000 and February 2005, radical Islamist Palestinians carried out numerous suicide and bomb attacks on Israeli facilities during this second intifada, to which the Israeli side responded with rocket attacks.
In June 2006, al-Qassam Brigades was also reported to be highly publicized Kidnapping of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit Relatedly, it was exchanged five years later for 1,027 Palestinian prisoners. Since then, the Israeli armed forces and the government in Jerusalem have been unable to eliminate this Hamas military unit. Instead, on October 7, more than 1,300 Israeli civilians were massacred and massacred, with several defectors from the same Qassam Brigades reportedly crossing the barriers into the Gaza Strip.
War in the Middle East: Hamas’ Al-Qassam Brigades – Possibly Involved in Massacre in Israel
In an audio message, the commander of the Qassam Brigades, Mohammad Taif, described the brutal and illegal attack in response to the ongoing blockade of the Gaza Strip since 2007 and Israeli attacks on West Bank cities in 2022. Only the fighters of his regiments can judge. It cannot be independently verified and verified.
According to various Western estimates, Hamas has between 35,000 and 50,000 weapons in total. A significant number of them may have come from the ranks of al-Qassam regiments. Some of them were also apparently responsible for the kidnapping of Israeli and international hostages. Now they have a responsibility to protect them. (evening)