Human Lives Human Rights: In the not too distant past, specifically during the 2000 intifada triggered by the tragic death of 13-year-old Mohammad al-Dura, Palestinian youth resorted to using stones and slingshots as their primary means of resistance against the Israeli occupation.
However, over time, the Palestinian Islamic resistance movement has managed to acquire more sophisticated weaponry. For instance, during the 22-day conflict in Gaza in early 2009, Hamas launched rocket attacks on the occupied territories. Then, in the 11-day Saif al-Quds operation, they utilized rockets for the first time and achieved a significant victory by overcoming the advanced defense system of the Iron Dome.
Furthermore, in the Al-Aqsa storm operation, the Palestinian resistance made significant advancements by employing a drone and a gyrocopter to transport their special operations forces into the occupied territories. Presently, the Hamas movement possesses a wide array of missiles. For instance, the Kataib Al-Qassam missile now has a range of 160 kilometers, which Hamas utilized to target Haifa on October 11th.
The Qassam missile now has an extended range of 85 kilometers, while the Ayash missile boasts an impressive range of 250 kilometers. It is worth noting that the Israeli regime, along with its western allies, have consistently hindered the Palestinian fighters from achieving significant military advancements. Previously armed with only stones and slingshots, the Palestinians were not allowed to progress to a level where they could even infiltrate the mobile phone network of the occupied territories and send warning messages to Zionist settlers.