Tehran gave Hamas missile technology
TEHRAN: Hamas is able to fire missiles into Israel because Tehran provided weapons technology to the group to defend itself against Israeli attacks, a senior Iranian official said Monday.
The Secretary of the Expediency Discernment Council, Mohsen Rezaei, was quoted by Al-Alam, the Arabic channel of Iran’s state TV, as also saying Hamas should also dig tunnels to be used as shelter to protect Gaza’s population from Israeli assaults.
“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 said.
Rezaei, a former chief commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard, also urged Hamas to capture Israeli soldiers to use them as bargaining chips in its battle against Israel.