Fayez Al-Dwairi: The military expert on the front line in Gaza

Fayez Al-Dwairi
Fayez Al-Dwairi. (Photo: Twitter/X)
AMMAN – Arabs eagerly await his media appearances to discuss the war on Gaza, seeking reassurance about the resistance. He is the one who skillfully unravels and explains the scene, making it accessible to both the ordinary and specialized audience.اضافة اعلان

Possessing a high military wisdom based on academic studies in military sciences, coupled with a political understanding of the events he addresses, he wraps it all in a clear and eloquent linguistic style to explain the situation on the ground, Khaberni reported.

He does not repeat himself, and no question posed to him is too challenging. Whether contacted by Al Jazeera in the middle of the night, he is ready in his home salon as if heading to the front lines—a battlefront, albeit on the screen.

Fayez Al-Dwairi, born in the town of Kutum in Irbid,, studied at the military college in Jordan between 1972 and 1973, graduating as a second lieutenant.

He joined the Jordanian Royal Engineers and participated in demanding operations on the Jordanian-Syrian border.

Between 1977 and 1979, he moved to Yemen, where he served with the Yemeni armed forces as an engineering officer in fortifying the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait and building the "Khaled Camp" in Hodeidah.

Upon his return to Jordan in 1979, he joined Yarmouk University, studying business administration. Some sources suggest he earned three bachelor's degrees during his academic life.

He trained at the U.S. Army SAMS (School of Advanced Military Studies), becoming the first officer from outside NATO countries, specializing in strategic planning and the art of war management. He joined the Jordanian Royal Command and Staff College for a year, then was sent to Pakistan for an international course.

After returning, he became a teacher at the Command and Staff College, later serving as the director of the Royal Jordanian Engineers Corps. He then became the commander of the Jordanian Command and Staff College with the rank of brigadier general, retiring in 2005.

After retirement, he joined the University of Jordan, obtaining a Ph.D. in educational philosophy, with his thesis titled "The Role of Official Universities in Enhancing the Concept of National Security."

Known as "Abu Jamal," he dedicated himself to writing and analysis, extending his expertise from television appearances to writing on military and strategic affairs beyond regional conflicts and wars, covering topics such as the future of NATO, Russian return to the Arab world, arms deals, nuclear arms race, and the war in Ukraine.

He describes himself as "a Jordanian with Jordanian grandparents, proud of it, but I do not allow someone from Jaffa or Tulkarm to question my stance on Palestine or my conviction that Palestine is my cause as it is theirs."

Identifying as a "Muslim Arab to the core of my bones, mind, and conviction," his discussions on resistance evoke reassurance. He admires the capabilities of the Palestinian resistance in Gaza, especially in reverse military engineering.

Reverse engineering involves dismantling a weapon or system to understand its mechanism, structure, and operation. The goal is to recreate a similar weapon or system that performs the same function, with potential improvements and overcoming the flaws of the original.

He asserts that the targeting by the resistance of key Israeli mechanisms (such as Merkava tanks and Namer armored vehicles) in the ground battle against Gaza from point-blank range confirms that the Israeli forces are fighting ghosts.

In contrast, he points out that an Israeli soldier entering the battle protected by these mechanisms, while intensely fearing for his life, experiences significant psychological pressure. The soldier realizes he is advancing toward death, fighting without protection against an opponent ready to do anything for victory.

When he speaks of Gaza, his voice resonates with pride, saying, "there is nothing like it in military history since Alexander the Great until today."

Speaking humbly, he states that talking about eliminating Hamas and expelling its fighters, as happened in Beirut in 1982, is closer to fantasy than reality.

Dwairi is a dedicated follower, not only as a Jordanian but also as a Palestinian and Arab. Just as every Arab awaits the appearance of "Abu Obeida," the spokesperson for the resistance, both men recharge Arabs with much hope, assuring them not to despair and that victory is near.

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