Analysis of Israeli Media on the Visit of Palestinian Group Leaders to Tehran

Amir Pasandepour
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Analysis of Israeli Media on the Visit of Palestinian Group Leaders to Tehran

Analysis of Israeli media on the visit of Palestinian group leaders to Tehran

Israeli media analyzed the recent trip of Hamas and Islamic Jihad leaders to Tehran, as well as the attacks by Iraqi and Yemeni resistance groups on the occupied Golan Heights and Eilat port, and Hezbollah’s attacks on the northern border of occupied Palestine. They wrote that Iran is preparing for its next phase of attrition war against Israel.

According to the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth’s analysis reported by IranGate, unlike Israel, which does not have a plan for the next stage of war in Gaza, Iran is preparing itself for a new phase of military confrontation on multiple fronts with Israel.

As per the Israeli newspaper’s account, Iran has maintained its influence in the Palestinian scene and estimates that Israel is not capable of destroying the military capabilities and leadership of Hamas gradually sinking into a quagmire in Gaza, similar to Lebanon. Yedioth Ahronoth further writes that while negotiations for a hostage deal are at a standstill and Israel senses signs of its war in Gaza turning into a quagmire, it seems that Iran is preparing for the post-war period.

The right-wing newspaper Jerusalem Post of Israel also mentioned recent attacks by Iraqi Islamic Resistance forces on areas in the Ilats port and the occupied Golan Heights. It stated that the increase in drone attacks on Israel by Iran-backed militias in the region indicates that Iran’s proxy war capabilities are growing, and as a result, this country is inclined towards escalating the region towards chaos and turmoil.

Therefore, reports indicate that Iran-backed militias in Iraq took responsibility for two attacks on Israel this week. According to Al-Mayadeen, the Islamic Resistance in Iraq claimed to have targeted a vital objective deep inside Israeli territories. The report states that the Islamic Resistance in Iraq announced that its fighters launched an attack on areas in the heart of Israel on Monday morning with appropriate weapons. It seems this report is about the attacks on Ilats port on Monday night, which is an action aimed at escalating tensions by Iran-backed groups from Iraqi soil.

This action came a day after the same group in Iraq, representing several pro-Iranian militias with drones and missiles, claimed to have targeted the Christian village of Al-Aboun in the Jallil region. Pro-Iranian groups have repeatedly targeted Al-Aboun since Hamas’ attack on Israel on October 7. The Houthi rebels in Yemen have also attacked the port of Al-Aboun several times using missiles and drones from a distance of 2,000 kilometers.

The Israeli army said early Tuesday morning that following alarms in the city of Al-Aboun and the Hol Ilot area indicating the penetration of hostile aircraft, Israeli soldiers identified a suspicious aerial target that had infiltrated Israeli airspace from the east. This projectile crashed in the Al-Aboun Gulf area, with no reported casualties, causing only minor damage to a building. Additionally, on March 31, Islamic Resistance in Iraq announced that it had carried out an attack on an Israeli military target in the Golan Heights of Syria using drones.

According to Jerusalem Post, these threats arise when it seems Iran has tried to simultaneously expand unrest to Jordan and the western coast. Reports in Iran-supportive media have highlighted recent anti-Israel protests in Jordan and warned groups in the western coast against the prominent Palestinian self-governing bodies. In another report, Jerusalem Post mentioned the recent visit of Ismail Haniyeh and Ziyad al-Nakhaleh, leaders of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, to Tehran as a sign of a possible escalation of the Gaza conflict into a new phase.

This report notes that this visit coincides with the unrest stemming from Ramadan in Palestinian areas. The meetings of these two Palestinian leaders in Tehran are happening at a particular time, which is the last week of Ramadan, known as Quds Day in Iran’s official calendar. The report further states that the meeting of Haniyeh and Nakhaleh in Tehran also coincides with the six-month anniversary of the Operation Sword of Jerusalem, indicating a potential new stage of conflicts.

In the past, these types of meetings have been held during periods of heightened tension. These groups have also organized more sessions to coordinate various fronts against Israel within the framework of the strategy of uniting fronts against Israel.


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