The battle between Israel and Hamas is a comparison between two immortal enemies – Tensions between the Israeli military and Hamas, one of the Palestinian groups, have escalated again. Both sides have carried out airstrikes against each other over the past two days.
The battle between Israel and Hamas is a comparison between two immortal enemies
MilitaryEzyInfo.com – The Israeli military (IDF) carried out a series of airstrikes on the Gaza Strip on Monday night in response to Hamas’s rocket attacks.
Israel said the airstrikes were in retaliation for Hamas firing dozens of rockets into its territory.
Israel and Hamas have often clashed. The two sides have been embroiled in three wars since 2008.
Hamas hates Israel because it believes that Israel regularly oppresses the Palestinian people. The Israelis see Hamas as a terrorist organization that regularly conducts rocket attacks on their territory.
Here is a comparison of the military power of Israel and Hamas
Israel has the largest military force in the Middle East. What is the real military power of Israel and Hamas? Please see the following overview.
Hamas is one of the major political groups in Palestine. However, the organization that controls the Gaza Strip is also a military organization called the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades.
Established in December 1987, the brigade continues to develop its military capabilities, from rifles to the production of various types of Qassam missiles.
According to Middle East Eye, the total number of Hamas units has not been determined.
In 2003, Hamas leaders estimated that the Qassam Brigades had 20,000 troops. Some analysts, however, estimate that Hamas’s strength may be as high as 30,000 to 50,000.
Israel also estimates that in 2011, hundreds of Hamas members received military training in Iran, Syria, and other countries that are allies of Hamas.
The al-Qassam Brigades also possess a large arsenal of weapons, including hand grenades, light automatic weapons, homemade rockets, mortars, bombs, suicide belts, and explosives.
According to various sources, Hamas’s military wing also possesses various missile technologies, including the Kornet-E and Konkurs-M integrated anti-tank missiles, the North Korean Bulsa-2, 9K11 Malyutka missiles, and MILAN missiles.
In addition, the Al-Qassam Brigades are rumored to have brought in MANPADS air defense missiles, several SA-7Bs, SA-18 Igla missiles, and several SA-24 Igla-S missiles from Libya.
Also in 2014, Hamas launched the first Palestinian reconnaissance aircraft (UAV) called Ababel 1.
According to a statement issued by U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director George Tenet in 2000, Hamas is believed to be capable of conducting toxic chemical weapons attacks.
To date, there have been several reports indicating that Hamas is planning a chemical weapons attack. In the 2001 incident at Ben Yehuda in Jerusalem, Hamas members allegedly detonated explosives such as nails and bolts soaked in rat poison to cause the attack.
According to Global Firepower, the Israeli military ranks 20th out of 140 countries in the world.
The IDF has several major technological defense systems, both domestically produced and imported from abroad.
Some of its weapons systems, such as rifles and F-15 and F-16 fighter jets, are procured from the United States, Israel’s main ally.
Israel’s military technology is also known for its firearms technology and armored fighting vehicles. Israel Defense Industries (IMI) is also known for its technology in the Rafale missile system, one of the most exported anti-tank missiles in the world.
Israel is also the only country in the world with a nationwide missile defense system. This defense system is called “Arrow” and was developed in collaboration with the United States.
It is known that Israel has about 170,000 active military personnel, 465,000 reservists, and about 8,000 paramilitary personnel.
In terms of air defense, Israel has a total of 595 military aircraft: 214 interceptors, 23 special mission aircraft, 128 helicopters, and 48 attack helicopters.
In the army, Israel has 1,650 tanks, 7,500 armored vehicles, 650 automatic guns, 300 hand cannons, and 100 rocket launchers, according to the report.
As for the navy, Israel has four frigates, five submarines, and 48 military patrol boats.