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WSJ: Iran Planned and Ordered Hamas Attack on Israel, Death Toll Passes 900, As More Details Of Brutality Emerge (Updates)

WSJ: Iran Planned and Ordered Hamas Attack on Israel, Death Toll Passes 900, As More Details Of Brutality Emerge (Updates)

Iranian officials ordered Hamas attacks just weeks after Biden released $6 billion in hostage ransom deal. 

As Israeli military strikes terrorist targets in Gaza for the second day, more details about Saturday’s shock terror attack are being uncovered. New revelations show Iran’s direct involvement in the multi-pronged terror offensive.

The Iranian fingerprints were visible from the beginning of the terrorist operation, with top regime officials and lawmakers cheering the gruesome act of terrorism that left at least 900 Israelis dead and 2000 wounded. Around 130 Israelis hostages — including women, children and elderly, are thought to be in Hamas’ captivity.

Senior Iranian military officials were personally involved in the planning, and ordered Hamas to launch the attack at a recent meeting in Lebanon, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.

Iran’s green-light for the terror attack came just weeks after the Biden White House released $6 billion as part of a hostage ransom deal — despite warnings that this will only finance terrorism and incentivize more hostage-taking.

The WSJ reports:

Iranian security officials helped plan Hamas’s Saturday surprise attack on Israel and gave the green light for the assault at a meeting in Beirut last Monday, according to senior members of Hamas and Hezbollah, another Iran-backed militant group.

Officers of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps had worked with Hamas since August to devise the air, land and sea incursions—the most significant breach of Israel’s borders since the 1973 Yom Kippur War—those people said.

Details of the operation were refined during several meetings in Beirut attended by IRGC officers and representatives of four Iran-backed militant groups, including Hamas, which holds power in Gaza, and Hezbollah, a Shiite militant group and political faction in Lebanon, they said. (…)

A direct Iranian role would take Tehran’s long-running conflict with Israel out of the shadows, raising the risk of broader conflict in the Middle East. Senior Israeli security officials have pledged to strike at Iran’s leadership if Tehran is found responsible for killing Israelis.

According to European media reports on Monday, Iranian President Ebrahim spoke to the top leaders of Hamas and Palestinian Islamic jihad — both Iran-funded terrorist groups based in Gaza. A senior Iranian regime spokesman has already congratulated the Palestinian terrorists for Saturday’s deadly attacks.

“After a major attack on Israel by Islamist Hamas, Iranian President Raisi spoke with the group’s chief, [Ismail] Haniyeh. In a separate phone call, Raisi also spoke with the leader of the militant Palestinian Islamic Jihad organization, according to the Iranian news agency ISNA,” the Belgian public broadcaster Belgische Rundfunk reported.

On Monday, the Reuters reported growing criticism of Biden’s multi-billion deal with Iran, world’s biggest sponsor of terrorism and Hamas’s biggest backer:

In August, details were made public of a complicated agreement that President Joe Biden approved. Five U.S. citizens detained by Tehran were allowed to leave the country in exchange for the transfer of $6 billion in Iranian funds that had been frozen in South Korea. (…)

Allowing Iran access to those funds under any circumstances improves its budget situation, freeing up money that would be used to use elsewhere, Nikki Haley, the former South Carolina governor and 2024 Republican presidential candidate, said.

“Let’s be honest with the American people and understand that Hamas knows, and Iran knows they’re moving money around as we speak, because they know $6 billion is going to be released. That’s the reality,” she said.

Israel remains under attack from Gaza

Two days after the first terrorist infiltrators breached the border fence, Hamas continues to send killing squads into Israel.

“The Hamas naval force has attempted to launch several attacks during the ongoing fighting, sending terrorists via the sea to infiltrate into Israel. The Navy has said it has killed dozens of Hamas terrorists during attempts to carry out attacks from the sea,” The Times of Israel reported Monday.

On Monday, Hamas continued to fire rockets aimed at towns and cities across Israel. The Israeli TV channel i24News reported “Heavy barrage of Gaza rockets rains down on Jerusalem area, Tel Aviv suburbs.”

“Several rocket impacts in southern Israeli cities, reports of casualties and heavy damage,” the TV channel added.

The news website Ynet reported the IDF counter-terror operation on Monday morning:

The IDF said all border area communities have been cleared of terrorists after heavy fighting there since Saturday, with more infiltrations reported in the days following. According to the military, some 300,000 reservists have already been called up to join the fighting. (…)

The IDF said early on Monday that troops were still engaged in gunfights in six locations along the Gaza border and that some 80 terrorists have been apprehended. The military also released the names of a further 16 fatalities.

The Israeli Air Force carried a series of massive airstrikes on the Gaza Strip overnight Monday, on 800 Hamas targets, dropping hundreds of tons of bombs on terrorist infrastructure throughout the Palestinian enclave after a Hamas invasion of Israel left hundreds dead and thousands wounded.

he strikes are focused mainly on Gaza City’s Shejaiya neighborhood, which has been a focal point of Hamas activity. Gaza’s Beit Hanoun was also reportedly facing heavy bombardments.
Footage published by the AFP news agency shows a strong explosion followed by secondary blasts, likely resulting from weaponry that was presumably located at the impacted site.

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said these air raids dealt a “significant blow” to Hamas’s capabilities. According to a statement, the IDF attacked a building housing Hamas operatives and several operational headquarters of the terrorist organization, including a headquarters spanning three floors and another affiliated with a senior figure in Hamas’s naval force, Mohammad Kashta.

Following thread uses satellite and drone imagery to analyze how Hamas terrorists massacred hundreds at a music festival in southern Israel. Israeli rescuers have so far recovered 260 dead bodies from the site:



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And there will be nothing done against the Biden Administration.

    Dimsdale in reply to Oracle. | October 9, 2023 at 9:04 am

    Doesn’t funding Iran make Joe Biden the largest sponsor of terrorism in the world?

      chrisboltssr in reply to Dimsdale. | October 9, 2023 at 11:10 am

      Yep. All that moral authority America cultivated over generations gone in the span of four years.

      ghost dog in reply to Dimsdale. | October 9, 2023 at 12:56 pm

      “And while the biggest arms dealer in the world is your boss, the President of the United States, who ships more merchandise in a day than I do in a year”

      MarkS in reply to Dimsdale. | October 9, 2023 at 1:33 pm

      There is a picture of a Hamas girl carrying an M-4 posted by Glenn Beck on X, did Hamas get it from Afghanistan who got it when Joe left $85 billion worth of weapons behind?

        caseoftheblues in reply to MarkS. | October 10, 2023 at 6:08 am

        Almost like Biden left all of it behind on purpose. Apparently his administration fought getting any of it out

Israel needs to stop playing nice with the Palestinians. Stop giving them trade, water and electricity. Gaza hasn’t been occupied since 2005. Not occupying seems like a mistake now.

    chrisboltssr in reply to geronl. | October 9, 2023 at 11:10 am

    Thank Ariel Sharon and George W Bush for that nonsense.

      Milhouse in reply to chrisboltssr. | October 10, 2023 at 2:53 am

      Bush had very little to do with it. But Netanyahu did. He was a minister in the government, and voted with the government throughout the leadup to the withdrawal and expulsion, resigning only after the last relevant vote had taken place and it was too late to stop it. He resigned so he could publicly wash his hands of it, but it was a cynical exercise in having it both ways.

    Ghostrider in reply to geronl. | October 9, 2023 at 11:39 am

    A return to harsh economic sanctions is not enough; the IDF should take the senior Iranian military officials responsible for this out and then level Lebanon.

It is past time to explode a nuclear device inside Iran.

Now imagine what happens when Iran is able to produce the Barky Obama Bomb.

JackinSilverSpring | October 9, 2023 at 9:46 am

Israel’s war aims should be clear (but unfortunately, they’re not). War aim no. 1, terminate with extreme prejudice the Hamas leadership along with the leadership of other groups of savages. War aim no. 2, make life extremely uncomfortable for Gazan civilians by bombing shopping centers, malls, bazaars, store fronts, etc. War aim no. 3, take no prisoners. Sub-human savages like these do not deserve to live. Let them have their 70 virgins, just not here.

2smartforlibs | October 9, 2023 at 10:32 am

the amazing part is that the regime financed this for Iran; all he has to say is let them eat cake. What will it take to get people off their backsides and remove these jokers from office? It’s clearly not bad enough yet.

People calling for no quarter should realize that it’s unlawful. It’s what Hamas does, not Israel.

When something becomes a military objective, it’s fair game. But that is a necessary step before taking out civilian objects.

Israel has the means to do what is necessary. Iran’s nuclear capability should be high on the firing line.

Tlaib and company deserve to be expelled from Congress, and the hatemongers celebrating called out.

Obama/Biden. Let history put them in their proper place. They will not help. They have ulterior motives, and their goals need to be defeated, if possible, if a semblance of sanity is ever to return.

    JackinSilverSpring in reply to oldschooltwentysix. | October 9, 2023 at 12:26 pm

    Remember what the Allies did to German cities in WWII? Why is this different? The laws of war do not apply to sub-human savages.

      The laws are not for barbarians, but to protect non-combatants, and they apply no matter who is involved.

      Yeah, in WWII and beyond there were and are violations. However, there are proper means and methods to accomplish the purpose, and Israel is quite capable when its hands are not tied.

      The laws *absolutely* apply to sub-human savages. You’re using the exact same excuse that Hamas used to justify murdering hundreds of innocent civilians — they believe Israelis and Jews are sub-human savages. It’s evil for Hamas to target civilians, and it would be evil for Israel to do so.

      On the other hand, Israel has every right to target Hamas fighters, even if they use civilians as human shields (also a violation of the Geneva Conventions), and every right to target military infrastructure, even if civilian infrastructure is collateral damage.

    I just watched the UN Secretary General condemn, unequivocally, what Hamas did, despite prefacing it with sympathy for the Palestinian plight. When the UN condemns a Palestinian attack, you know it’s evil.

    Israel must not sink to their level, and must strive to protect civilians. But when Hamas uses civilians and their infrastructure as shields, that shouldn’t stop Israel from achieving military goals of destroying military infrastructure.

Hey Fox News, are you telling me that a bunch of low-level terrorists in pickup trucks managed to do all of this on their own? NO.
Are the Palestinians suffering in Gaza? YES.

    caseoftheblues in reply to Ghostrider. | October 10, 2023 at 6:11 am

    If Palestinians are suffering in Gaza it’s because of their belief system and the government they elected… 💯 percent of blame on them

Hoping a rocket from Gaza hits squarely on the golden dome and smashes it to smithereens.

Guess Biden ate too much at the Bar-B-Que yesterday, or maybe he’s sore from dancing.

Obama/Biden responsible for much darkness being experienced in the world.

How the Hamas-Iran invasion occurred with maps and all:

Reports are saying that this attack was being planned since August,…if so, are we supposed to believe that no allied intel agency, including Israel’s, had not a clue?

Brutality is the point. They want to provoke a brutal response to knock Israel out of its Holocaust victim narrative advantage in world opinion.

It’s been a mistake to depend on it.

    guyjones in reply to rhhardin. | October 9, 2023 at 2:33 pm

    That “victim narrative” that you refer to is long-gone and has been at least since narcissist-incompetent, Obama’s, corrosive tenure in office. The widespread pro-Hamas sentiment we’re seeing among citizens in the west, and, in the media, is proof of that. Israel has been on the negative side of world opinion for quite some time, now.

    This attack is about Iran using its terrorist proxies to undermine the Saudi-Israeli peace talks, and, to show the Muslim world that it and its lackeys are the most powerful force against Israeli Jews and Israel (the so-called “Zionist Entity.”

The real problem is Islam. Hamas and the rest of the Muslim terrorists are following the commandments of the Big. Mo to spread It slam over the whole world killing everyone who resists.

    guyjones in reply to ConradCA. | October 9, 2023 at 4:58 pm

    You’re totally correct. Daniel Greenfield over at FrontPageMag penned an essay, stating exactly this point — it’s entitled “This is not about Israel; it’s about Islam.”

Hopefully Israel can drop an EMP bomb on Iran and thereby destroy the Islamic state and it’s rulers.

The WSJ claims this. That doesn’t make it true. So far it appears that both Hamas and Iran deny it; which doesn’t make it false. The best we can say is that we don’t know.

    caseoftheblues in reply to Milhouse. | October 10, 2023 at 6:13 am

    If we choose to be utter idiots… and well you apparently….

      Oh, really?! What on earth makes you think the story is true? Give even one reason why you think it’s true, other than simply because you want it to be.

        #FJB <-- Disco Stu_ in reply to Milhouse. | October 10, 2023 at 7:15 am

        (Sigh … )

        WSJ is citing multiple sources, including several unidentified “senior officials” NOT from the Israeli side.

        MAYBE they’re making it all up; MAYBE they’ve chosen to feed the world Israeli propaganda. But my money’s in support of the WSJ’s long-established credibility.

        Yes, we will learn a lot more of the reality soon.

        caseoftheblues in reply to Milhouse. | October 11, 2023 at 9:18 pm

        Actually…. It’s YOU hanging onto nothing but you don’t want it to be true…. ALL the credible reports and sources support this attack went way beyond HAMAS and as always Iran’s dirty fingerprints all over it.