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Inside the Al-Qassam Brigades ambush: unveiling of the operation near Qalqilya

Vaseline 2 months ago

The footage showed the stages of preparing the execution plan, luring and retreating. In a fragment of the video, one of the resistance fighters can be seen wearing black gloves and drawing the phases of the operation on a paper in front of him. An electronic rosary and an open copy of the Quran were seen next to him, along with an aerial map of the area, as a member of the Al-Qassam Brigades explained the plan.

The resistance ambush in Prophet Elias’ village was followed by scenes from three cameras: the first from inside the booby-trapped vehicle, the second from outside and the third with the ambush performer. It showed the bus being targeted, its stalling and then being attacked again, with someone heard saying: “I testify that there is no god but Allah.”

Discovery and withdrawal

The ensuing scene documented the moment of the executioner’s withdrawal and the luring of the soldiers, and after 10 minutes the first force of the occupying army arrived, followed by the second, third and finally the fourth. Then the ambulance crews arrived and it seems the occupation soldiers discovered the ambush and withdrew from the area.

Another scene shows the moment an explosive detonates, causing thick white smoke to rise from the location captured from a high place.

On the same day, the Israeli ambulance service announced that two Israelis had been injured in a shooting targeting a bus on Street 55, near the village of Prophet Elias east of the city of Qalqilya in the northern West Bank.

Days before this operation, another operation took place in Qalqilya, in which four Israeli police officers were injured in a ram attack at the entrance to the city of Kochav Ya’ir near the city of Taybeh within the Green Line, while the police announced that they killed the perpetrator of the operation.