Arab press: Israel seeks to drain Iran in Syria; inevitable Egyptian-Turkish clash

Observers said that Iran is trying to reinforce its presence in Syria, while Israel seeks to drain it there, while observers believe that Egypt and Turkey will not be able to escape the confrontation and the inevitable clash, while Hamas sounded the alarm after a senior official escaped to Israel.

On Monday morning, the Arab newspapers focused on Israeli raids on Syria, in addition to Egyptian-Turkish tension, and the escape of a Hamas official.

Al-Bayan: "unknown strikes" are draining Iran in Syria

The Arab newspapers issued this morning dealt with several issues, the most prominent of which were the Israeli raids, on the Syrian issue. In this context, Al-Bayan newspaper said: "Iran is trying to strengthen its military presence in Syria by all means, as the last military memorandum of understanding between the Syrian government and Iran appeared, in order to the strengthening of air defense capabilities in an attempt to maintain military influence despite painful strikes.

In a new acknowledgment of the increasing losses in Syria, Iran acknowledged the killing of one of the leaders of the Basij militia in Syria, and according to the official Iranian news agency, "IRNA", the leader of the Basij militia is working as a "consultant", while the increasing number of unknown strikes against Iranian sites in Deir-ez-Zor governorate.

It quoted the brigadier general of the Revolutionary Guards militia, Rustam Ali Rafia, that the leader Ibrahim Asimi came from al-Barz province, and he was finally sent to Syria to die there, without mentioning where the place he was killed and why.

Asimi is one of the members of the "10th Martyrs Brigade" of the "Basij" militia, and he has a history of militia activities and what he called "al-Fatehen Brigade", indicating that he went to Syria as one of the "advising fighters" there.

Unidentified strikes during the year focus on the Iranian and Iraqi sites of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, while strikes are repeated on the Iraqi-Syrian border points at Albukamal point, where Iranian and Iraqi leaders of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards meet in those areas.

Military analyst Hatem al-Rawi believes that unknown strikes have become systematic against Iranian militias, in the context of weakening Iranian power on Syrian soil, noting that these strikes compel Iran to change its military tactic in Syria, adding that these strikes are a process of attrition of the Iranian side in Syria, and probably It is carried out with the consent and acceptance of the Russian side, who does not want Iran's expansion in Syria.

Al-Arab: the inevitable clash between Egypt and Turkey

Regarding the Egyptian-Turkish tension, the Egyptian writer Mohamed Abu al-Fadl said in an article published by Al-Arab newspaper: "Egypt will not be able to avoid a clash with Turkey, no matter how it tries to avoid it, and the latter will not be able to avoid confrontation, no matter how much it tries to circumvent it or escape from it. Cairo benefits are losses to Ankara, and vice versa, and all the skirmishes taking place here or there will not stop there, even if each side tried to move away from the point of explosion.

There are two options to stop this situation, either understanding and agreeing on the rules of the game and the distribution of roles in a peaceful manner, or the clash and the state eliminates the regional aspirations of the other, the idea of ​​rapprochement between Cairo and Ankara is not available in light of the divergence of political distances and the difficulty of offering mutual concessions, the second option is inevitable, and will not The war continues without clear parameters, it has crossed the cold line and entered a warm phase, and is about to approach the heat square.

The way Turkey deals with files that intersect with Egyptian interests no longer works with the cold or warm war, it needs a great deal of decisiveness, and there must be a winner and a political loser, and the logic of coexistence and acceptance of the other is not possible with the widening contradictions between Cairo and Ankara, and they are virtually on opposite sides of most regional issues, one of which tends to separate by flexibility and the second is to resort to roughness.

Al-Sharq al-Awsat: Confusion in "al Qassam" after a senior commander fled to Israel

On the Israeli issue, Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper said: "The flight of a senior official in al-Qassam Brigades confused Israel, the military arm of Hamas, and forced it to arrange its accounts, including replacing those responsible for files and locations, reviewing the tunnels maps and the mechanism for making missiles," in Throughout a wide investigation process to avoid any possible breaches. "

The newspaper quoted Palestinian sources close to Hamas as saying that the escape of an air defense system official in Jabalia region to Israel sounded the alarm of "al- Qassam", and led to the initiation of accurate and expanded investigations that led to the arrest of an official in the electronic system of the brigades in al-Shujaiya neighborhood, and on Relationship to the private work of "al-Qassam" has been linked with Israel since 2009.

Because of what happened, Hamas took a series of steps, including calling in some of its members for interrogation and changing networks, and the phone numbers of several senior officials.

Israeli media reported that what happened made Al-Qassam Brigades in a state of "security hysteria", but the movement's sources sought to reduce penetration, and said that "security measures taken by al-Qassam ensure that every person, no matter how high his military or security rank within the battalions, has specific responsibilities, and that the breach did not reach dangerous levels or threaten the first row or highly classified information ».


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