The late commander of the Quds Force Major-General Qassem Soleimani allegedly traveled to the Gaza Strip on more than one occasion, the Hamas representative to Lebanon, Ahmad ‘Abdel-Hadi, said during a symposium.

“Qassem Soleimani went to Gaza more than once, and he was a contributor and participant in the defense that was planned and drawn during the last period,” Abdel-Hadi said in a video posted on Twitter, which is said to have been filmed during a symposium of the Institute of International Studies in Lebanon.

He said that “this matter is not a secret”, even though what the Hamas official said was never stated by the movement or its military wing.

According to the video, Abdel-Hadi said that the idea of ​​tunnels in the Gaza Strip was the brainchild of Imad Mughniyeh, a former military commander of Hezbollah, who was assassinated in 2008 in Damascus, and General Qassem Soleimani.

The statement by the Hamas representative comes just a few days after the U.S. Armed Forces carried out the assassination of Qassem Soleimani inside Iraq.

The Hamas Movement in Palestine condemned the assassination of Soleimani, and said in a statement, “The Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas , extends its sincere condolences to the Iranian leadership and the Iranian people for the martyrdom of Major-General Qassem Soleimani, one of the most prominent Iranian military leaders, who had a prominent role in supporting the Palestinian resistance in various fields.”

Source » almasdarnews