GAZA CITY, Palestine
A joint military drill conducted by Palestinian resistance factions in the Gaza Strip is a “message of warning” to Israel over any possible assault on the blockaded territory, political analysts believe.
Palestinian factions said Tuesday the military exercise aimed to “enhance the combat readiness of their fighters to fight in various conditions”.
The training, in which the armed wings of all Gaza-based factions participated except President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah group, saw the launch of rocket barrages toward the Mediterranean and the use of drones among other military practices.
“The drill reflects joint coordination and harmony between the armed factions in Gaza,” Adnan Abu Amer, a political analyst, told Anadolu Agency.
He said the military exercise was of a “defensive nature that aimed to enhance the home front and raise the combat readiness of the factions”.