Ismail Haniyeh, head of the Political Bureau of Hamas, has praised the Joint Operations Room, which carried out Tuesday’s “Al-Rukn Al-Shadeed” military exercise in the Gaza Strip.
“We pay tribute to the Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip, which have today carried out a cornering exercise,” he said in a press statement.
“This maneuver predicts the shape of the future work of the factions through the Joint Operations Room,” Haniyeh said, stressing that “our people are committed to the resistance, whether in accumulating power, working or developing tools and means of resistance.”
Haniyeh stressed that the military exercise represents a message of strength and unity of the resistance factions in the Gaza Strip.
“It is an affirmation of the permanent readiness of our men and heroes, and that our people are already based on a strong basis. Today they have the will power and the elements and tools of power,” he said.
He added: “This maneuver, which is the first of its kind among the resistance factions, is an affirmation of the unity on the ground in the choice of strategic resistance, and the readiness of the factions for any developments by the enemy.”
The Palestinian Joint Operations Room recently held a massive combined military exercise.
The joint military maneuvers were collectively attended by the Al-Quds Brigades (military wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement), the Martyr Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades (military wing of Hamas), the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades (military wing of Fatah), the Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades (military wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine) and the National Resistance Brigades (military wing of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine), in a historical show of unity.