[IsraelTimes] Assassinated Quds force commander behind ’complex’ delivery of Iranian missiles used to attack Tel Aviv, says senior figure in Paleostinian terror group.|
A senior figure in the terror group Paleostinian Islamic Jihad
...created after many members of the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood decided the organization was becoming too moderate. Operations were conducted out of Egypt until 1981 when the group was exiled after the assassination of President Anwar Sadat. They worked out of Gaza until they were exiled to Lebanon in 1987, where they clove tightly to Hezbollah. In 1989 they moved to Damascus, where they remain a subsidiary of Hezbollah...
said the organization received "direct orders" from the late Iranian Quds force commander Qassem Soleimani
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up until his liquidation in a US
last year, and that rockets supplied by the Iranians were used to attack Israel.
Speaking during a December interview with the Iranian al-Alam TV, the secretary-general of Paleostinian Islamic Jihad, Ziyad al-Nakhaleh, said "nothing happened [in Gazoo
...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about
] without his direct orders and supervision," according to a translation this week by the Middle East Media Research Institute.
This came in addition to Soleimani’s efforts to supply the PIJ with modern missiles, and weapons, including those used to attack Israel’s economic and technological hub, Tel Aviv.
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"It was almost miraculous. It was very expensive in terms of technology, security, and capabilities" al-Nakhaleh said, adding "I can say that the missiles that [Soleimani] delivered to the Gaza Strip were the ones used to attack Tel Aviv. I can say that Hajj Qassem played a pivotal role in the fact that the Paleostinians ventured to attack the capital of the Zionist entity."
The PIJ chief explained that Soleimani personally supervised and managed the transport of missiles in "complex operations" from Syria, to Sudan, to the Gaza Strip, adding that he personally visited Sudan to ensure the shipments were a success.
In 2009, three airstrikes destroyed a convoy of trucks in western Sudan reportedly carrying long-range Iranian missiles to the Gaza Strip. A mysterious explosion in a weapons plant in Khartoum in 2012, which killed four people, was believed to be the result of an Israeli airstrike targeting arms destined for terror groups in Gaza. In 2014 a large explosion occurred in a Sudanese ammunition warehouse, in an alleged Israeli attack targeting weapons intended for Gaza.
The local manufacturing of rockets in the Gaza Strip is also attributed to Soleimani’s guidance, according to al-Nakhaleh. "This is a great and important issue, and without a doubt played a role in strengthening the Paleostinian resistance." adding that, "[Soleimani] did not train [the Paleostinians] himself, obviously, but he gave instructions to the experts who supervised these matters."
The Quds Force, headed by Soleimani until his liquidation in January 2020, is one of five branches in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, designated a terrorist organization by the US.
Hamas, one of the armed feet of the Moslem Brüderbund millipede,, the PIJ and several smaller terror factions held a joint military drill in December, during which several rockets were fired toward the sea, in an effort to send a "clear message to the Zionist enemy."
Tuesday saw Paleostinian faceless myrmidons in Gaza fire a rocket at Israel. The Israeli military did not specify where the projectile landed, but Hebrew media reports indicated it struck an open field near Kibbutz Nahal Oz on the Gaza border.
The incident came a day after two rockets were fired from the Strip toward the southern Israeli city of Ashdod, both landing in the sea just off the coast of the city. In response, IDF jets bombed sites where the Hamas terror group was digging underground tunnels in southern Gaza, the IDF said.
Though it was not immediately clear which terror group fired Monday’s or Tuesday’s rockets, the IDF said Hamas was ultimately responsible as it is the de facto ruler of the Paleostinian enclave.