Tehran helped plan Hamas’s October 7 massacre, Iran expert claims

The Jerusalem Post reports: “The extent of Iranian involvement in Hamas’s decision to initiate the massacre on October 7 has not yet been fully disclosed – and according to various sources in the Arab media and the Iranian opposition, it is possible that the connection between the Revolutionary Guards and Hamas was even deeper and wider.

Dr. Hassan Hashemian, an Iran expert based in Washington, argued in an interview with the Saudi channel Al-Hadath, ‘I believe that everything that happened on October 7 was managed and planned during the era of Qasem Soleimani,’ referring to the commander of the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, who was killed in an operation attributed to the United States and Israel.

He added, ‘The issue of the tunnels and the funds invested in their construction, all the weapons accumulated by Hamas, and even the planning of the operation itself, were all conducted during Soleimani’s tenure. But the implementation itself was carried out by Ismail Qaani, Soleimani’s successor.’…”

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