Why do Hamas and Islamic Jihad maintain complete silence regarding Israel's crimes?
A state of real confusion experienced by the residents of the Gaza Strip in light of the absolute silence adopted by the armed factions, especially the Hamas and Islamic Jihad movements, according to The New Arab's correspondent in Gaza.
Some fear involvement in a military operation with Israel, while others believe that Hamas has become more capable of adopting new strategies to respond to any Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip.
Egyptian sources told Al-Jazeera that Islamic Jihad leaders turned off their phones and Egyptian mediators could not reach them, which necessitated informing Israel that Egypt is not currently ready to engage in any mediation to calm the situation in Gaza.
Palestinian political analysts in the Gaza Strip told TNA that "the resistance factions in Gaza, including Hamas and Islamic Jihad, have decided to adopt a new policy in dealing with Israeli crimes by remaining silent."
Husam al-Dajani, a writer and political analyst in Gaza, tells TNA, "This silence puts Israel and the world in front of several scenarios that Gaza may adopt to respond to Israel, including that the response be strong and unified, which means that the Strip gets involved in a bloody war with Israel, and that depends mainly on the position Israeli at that time.