At least 500 Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorists received specialized training from the IRGC’s Quds Force up to a month before the deadly October 7 massacre, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.
The terrorists were trained by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards’ elite forces in Iran as recently as in September, the report noted, citing “people familiar with intelligence related to the assault.”
Several high-profile Palestinian and Iranian leaders reportedly attended the training drills, including the Quds Force chief Esmail Qaani.
More than 1,400 Israelis and foreign nationals were killed in the mass infiltration and massacre of Israel’s South by Hamas.
Iran warns of ‘shockwave,’ threatens missile launch at Haifa
Iranian figures had previously warned Israel of a “shockwave by the resistance front if its atrocities do not stop in Gaza,” with deputy chief of the IRGC Ali Fadavi saying Iran could launch a missile at Haifa “without hesitation.”
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