Ramadan Sharifspokesperson for the guardians of the Iranian revolution (Pasdaran)stated that the Hamas attack on October 7, in which more than 1,100 people were killed on Israeli territory, was one of the reprisals for the killing of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani in January 2020, head of the Qods Brigade of the Pasdaran themselves. This was reported by pan-Arab media quoting the Iranian news agency Mehr. Soleimani, long the architect of Iran’s military strategy in the region, was killed four years ago at Baghdad airport in Iraq by a US military drone.
Hamas denies Iran: “October 7 is a response to occupation”
Hamas has denied the Iranian Pasdaran’s claim that the October 7 attack in Israel was a response to the killing of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani four years ago in Baghdad. «We deny – it is said in a statement quoted by the media – when reported by the spokesman of the Revolutionary Guards regarding the operation and its reasons. We have underlined the reasons several times, the main one of which was the threat to the Al-Aqsa mosque. Every response of the Palestinian resistance is a reaction to the occupation and the aggression against the Palestinian people and the holy places.”