On September 16, 2022, Mayadeen TV (Lebanon) aired a report about the Palestinian Islamic Jihad's underground command center in Gaza and its operation during the recent confrontation between the group and Israel. A field commander known as "Abu Ahmad" from the group's Al-Quds Brigades described how the command center directed the fighting during the conflict, and he said: "[Israel] should not test us again."
Reporter: "We are here, underground, in one of the operations command centers, from which the Al-Quds Brigades commanded the 'Unity of the Battlefields' confrontation. From such a place, orders were issued regarding the extent of the fire, which targeted the Israeli occupation, throughout this aggression. The zero hour for the beginning of the battle in response to the aggression was decided here. By means of these operations and command centers, the fighting in the battleground was managed, and missions were assigned to the Brigades' different military units. The fighters on the ground would immediately get the commanders' orders, through secure means of communication. They would follow these orders, according to plan."
Field Commander Abu Ahmad: "We, the commanders of Al-Quds Brigades, prepared a plan for several days, in keeping with the developments in the Gaza Strip. We managed the fighting in a good and proper way, by giving orders to the military units, and distributing the fire according to a predesigned plan."
Reporter: "This is footage from the second day of the aggression, and it shows how the Brigades controlled the development of the battle. At 1:00 PM, the commanders of the Brigades issue an urgent order, and it is carried out within 30 minutes."
Field Commander Abu Ahmad: "Our message to this tyrannical enemy is that it should not test us again. At the Al-Quds Brigades, we have made the preparations and are ready to confront this enemy."