Iraqi Resistance Group Claims Responsibility for Drone Attack on Israeli-Occupied Port of Eilat

Iraqi resistance group claims responsibility for drone attack on Israeli-occupied Eilat port, highlighting growing regional support for Palestinians amid Israel's ongoing siege of Gaza.

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Iraqi Resistance Group Claims Responsibility for Drone Attack on Israeli-Occupied Port of Eilat

Iraqi Resistance Group Claims Responsibility for Drone Attack on Israeli-Occupied Port of Eilat

On April 21, 2024, an Iraqi Resistance group claimed responsibility for an anti-Zionist drone attack on the Israeli-occupied port of Eilat. The group expressed support for Palestinians in Gaza amid Israel's ongoing siege and brutal war that began on October 7, 2023.

In a statement, the Islamic Resistance of Iraq emphasized the continuation of such attacks to strike and defeat the gathering and deployment of enemy soldiers. The drone attack was carried out on a vital target in the occupied Golan region. The group stated that the operation was in response to the violation of Iraqi sovereignty, aggression against the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), and in support of Gaza amid Israel's ongoing siege and brutal war against Palestinians.

Since the start of the al-Aqsa Storm operation on October 7, 2023, the occupied port of Eilat has been targeted several times by the Yemeni forces and the Islamic Resistance of Iraq to declare support for the oppressed people of Gaza. Israel waged its brutal war on besieged Gaza after Hamas carried out an unprecedented operation against the occupying entity in retaliation for its intensified atrocities against the Palestinian people.

Israel has imposed a complete siege on the densely populated territory, cutting off fuel, electricity, food, and water to the more than two million Palestinians living there. The Iraqi anti-terror forces have been conducting numerous strikes against targets belonging to the Israeli regime since the start of the war, which has so far killed over 34,000 Palestinians and injured at least 76,900 others.

Why this matters: The drone attack by the Iraqi Resistance group highlights the growing regional support for Palestinians and opposition to Israel's actions in Gaza. The ongoing conflict has the potential to further destabilize the area and involve other actors.

The attack comes amid escalating tensions between Iran and Israel, with both countries reluctant to further escalate the conflict. The confrontation has morphed into an open military engagement, with Iran and Israel directly attacking each other's territories. The international community has urged both sides to avoid further escalation, which could lead to a broader regional conflict. Meanwhile, efforts to de-escalate the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza have stalled, with the United States vetoing a draft UN resolution advocating for full Palestinian membership, a move condemned by the Palestinian leadership and the Arab League.

Key Takeaways

  • Iraqi resistance group claimed drone attack on Israeli-occupied Eilat port.
  • Attack was in response to Israel's siege and war on Gaza, violation of Iraqi sovereignty.
  • Eilat port has been targeted several times by Yemeni forces and Iraqi resistance.
  • Israel's brutal war on Gaza has killed over 34,000 Palestinians and injured 76,900.
  • Drone attack highlights growing regional support for Palestinians and opposition to Israel.