Yossi Schwartz ISL (The section of the RCIT in Israel/Occupied Palestine), 31.01.2024
The war criminal war Minister Yoav Gallant spoke to the Zionist troops in the Gaza border and said We are winning the war “A quarter of the Hamas terrorists were eliminated, and at least another quarter were wounded,” Israeli media reported on Monday” 
He made this lie after reports showed that the Zionist army’s elimination of Hamas forces had been on the decline. In addition, Israel classifies dead and captured civilians as Hamas fighters.
Prior to this statement regarding Hamas’s elimination, in a press conference earlier this month, he spoke about the hostages, claiming that it was too soon for the Israel-Hamas war to come to a conclusion.
“If the war ends now, the fate of the hostages will be sealed for many years- in Hamas captivity,” said Gallant.“Without military pressure, no one will talk to us; without the military pressure, we will not be able to achieve any agreements – only from a position of strength can we ensure the release of hostages,” he added
In other words, until the Zionist army will not kill all the captive Israelis the war and the genocide will continue as far as Netanyahu and Galan are concerned.
While Israel claims that it is ready to accept the deal that was drafted in Paris, and both Qatar and the US were optimistic about it taking place, it refuses to include a permanent ceasefire and Hamas naturally rejected the Zionist position. This allows the Zionist criminals to claim that Hamas does not want to release the Israeli captives.
Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) stated that Israel must halt its Gaza offensive and withdraw from the Strip before any prisoner exchange takes place.
This statement shows that the resistance is much stronger than the lie of Galant. According to the Guardian Hamas regroups in northern Gaza to prepare a new offensive.
“The Militant Palestinian group begins to rebuild the system of governance in the north after being driven out by Israeli forces. Hamas militants have returned to northern Gaza, where they are mobilizing against Israeli forces and rebuilding a system of governance, aid officials, Gaza residents, analysts and Israeli officials say. Elsewhere in Gaza, Hamas administrators and police maintain firm control of the south, where much of the population is concentrated, though civil order is breaking down in central regions” 
We have seen the barrage of rockets on Tel-Aviv that proves that Hamas is a fighting force.
“Eyal Hulata, who until January 2023 was the head of Israel’s national security council, said: “We are hearing more, unfortunately, of the recovery of [an] insurgency in both central and northern Gaza … We’re hearing more and more that Hamas are doing policing in northern Gaza and governing trade, and that is a very bad outcome” 
“Michael Milstein of the Institute for National Security Studies, a Tel Aviv-based think tank, said Hamas had re-established control in parts of Gaza that the Israel Defense Forces seized after bloody fighting last year This included much of the ruined northern zone, including Shaati camp, the refugee camps of Jabaliya, Shejaiya, and Gaza City. Milstein said: “Hamas control these areas. There is no chaos or vacuum because it is the workers of Gaza municipality or civil rescue defense forces, who are effectively part of Hamas, who are enforcing public order. Hamas still exists. Hamas has survived” 
“The IDF version is that in the northern part of Gaza the basic military structure of Hamas was broken … That only works with a conventional army but not for a flexible guerrilla operation like Hamas. We are already seeing individuals as snipers, setting booby traps and so on” 
“As long as the war goes on, there will be recruiting for the simple reason that the bloodshed that has taken place, the killing, the destruction, starvation … is just provoking more hate and a will among a part of the population to fight,” said Dr Mkhaimar Abusada, a political science professor at Gaza’s Al-Azhar University” 
“Hamas also retains a clear propaganda capability and is able to edit and produce videos in Gaza. The group is able to respond to Israeli initiatives such as the leaflets it dropped on Rafah this month featuring photos of dozens of hostages, offering rewards for anyone who supplies information about their whereabouts. Hours later, Al-Majd al-Amni, a media outlet linked to the Hamas internal security force, warned Palestinians against accepting the offer” 
For Palestine red and free from the river to the sea!
 Jason Burke in Jerusalem 30 Jan 2024 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/jan/30/hamas-returns-northern-gaza-new-offensive