Title: Hamas Launches Devastating Attack on Israel: Elusive Commander Mohammed Deif Claims Responsibility
Last week, a catastrophic assault on Israel by Hamas has shocked the world, drawing comparisons to the infamous 9/11 attacks. Israeli officials have labeled the assault as one of the worst breaches in Israeli defenses since the 1973 Arab-Israeli conflict. The mastermind behind this devastating attack is believed to be Mohammed Deif, a secretive Hamas commander who has gained legendary status among Palestinians.
The assault, which has tragically claimed the lives of 1,200 people in Israel and left over 2,700 wounded, was reportedly carried out in retaliation for Israeli raids at Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa mosque. The scenes of Israeli forces storming the mosque, brutally beating and attacking worshippers, sparked widespread anger and a profound desire for revenge.
Appearing in an audio tape, Deif, who rarely makes public statements, referred to the attack as the “Al Aqsa Flood.” The leader of Hamas’s Al Qassam Brigades, Deif is considered the most wanted man in Israel due to his involvement in planning and executing previous attacks. Even though his exact location remains unknown, it is speculated that he may be hiding in the tunnels of Gaza.
While the decision to launch the assault was reportedly a joint effort between Deif and Yehya Sinwar, the leader of Hamas in Gaza, Deif is considered the primary architect. What is astonishing is that the attack was kept secret even from Hamas’s long-time ally, Iran, which had provided extensive support to the group in terms of financing, training, and weaponry.
Deif’s audacious plan involved deceiving Israel by diverting their attention to economic development in Gaza, while simultaneously training their fighters for the assault. The success of Hamas’s meticulously planned operation has left Israeli defenses reeling, prompting a declaration of war and retaliatory airstrikes by Israel.
In his audio message, Deif passionately called for an end to Israeli crimes against Palestinians and the release of Palestinian prisoners. Despite being the target of numerous assassination attempts, Deif has managed to evade capture, which has only amplified his folk hero status among Palestinians.
Regarded as an enigmatic figure, Deif rarely makes public appearances, with only a few images of him in existence. His survival and leadership within Hamas have garnered him a legendary reputation, further fueling the deep-seated resentment among Palestinians.
As the international community grapples with the aftermath of this devastating attack, the world waits in anticipation for the response from Israel, and the ramifications of this violent escalation in the longstanding conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.
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