Former IRGC Commander Mohsen Rezaie, who is currently the secretary of the Expediency Discernment Council, said today that Iran has provided missile technology to Hamas, enabling it to fire rockets into Israel.
“Palestinian resistance missiles are the blessings of Iran's transfer of technology. We need to transfer defensive and military technology to Palestinians so that they can build weapons under the blockade and defend themselves,” Rezaei told state-run Arabic channel Al-Alam. (AP, 4 August)
Since the current conflict started on 8 July, Hamas has fired more than 3,000 rockets at Israel. Almost all incoming rockets that could have hit population areas have been intercepted by Israeli Iron Dome anti-missile defense system. Three Israeli civilians have been killed.
Photo credit: A rocket fired by Hamas from inside the Gaza Strip makes its way toward Israel on 16 July 2014. (Ariel Schalit/AP)