In a recent interview with the Hamas-affiliated Felesteen newspaper, senior Hamas official Musa Abu Marzouk shed light on the group’s “multi-arena campaign,” revealing a vision that aims to put Israel in a state of constant instability and vulnerability to various threats.
The strategy involves active unification and participation in the Iranian “axis of resistance,” and financial stabilization of Gaza through Arab aid.
The multi-arena operation, which requires extensive coordination, has been steadily gaining momentum since Hamas joined Iran’s “Jerusalem axis” in 2021, an alliance that also includes Hezbollah, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and other proxy militias in Syria, Iraq and Yemen in 2021.
Hamas’s renewal of relations with Syria marked a crucial turning point for the alliance, which serves as Iran’s counterweight to the Abraham Accords.
“We aim for the enemy to live under instability when his interests are under constant threat,” Abu Marzouk said.
The strategy seeks to create multiple fronts against Israel, and already, tensions are rising along the Lebanese border.
Iran plays a significant role in supporting Palestinian terrorist groups, providing generous support in terms of money, weapons and technology. As part of the recent Saudi-Iranian rapprochement agreement, Hamas leaders visited the kingdom in April to strengthen ties, signaling a shift in relations after years of boycott.
Hamas is also trying to strengthen its presence in Judea and Samaria, considering it the core of its strategy due to the concentration of Palestinian population and direct conflict with Israelis.
Addressing reports of Algeria’s proposal to transfer oil to Gaza, Abu Marzouk welcomed the initiative and expressed confidence that Egypt would not reject it.
In conclusion, Hamas’s “multi-arena campaign” strategy, as revealed by senior official Musa Abu Marzouk, underscores the group’s determination to keep Israel in a perpetual state of vulnerability and instability. By actively aligning with the Iranian “axis of resistance,” and fostering ties with other proxy militias in the region, Hamas seeks to create multiple fronts against Israel, continuously threatening its interests.
Iran’s substantial support to Palestinian terrorist groups further bolsters Hamas’s capabilities in this regard. However, the group faces challenges in its bid to strengthen its presence in Judea and Samaria, given internal rivalries and crackdowns by the Palestinian Authority.
Despite these obstacles, Hamas remains resilient, seeking financial stabilization through Arab aid and support. The recent proposal from Algeria to transfer oil to Gaza adds to the complexities of the situation, though Abu Marzouk appears hopeful that Egypt will not reject the initiative. As tensions rise along the Lebanese border and the “Jerusalem axis” gains momentum, the situation remains highly volatile and fraught with regional implications
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(Additional reporting provided by JNS Reporter)
Edited by Suparba Sil