The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Iran and Hezbollah were allegedly involved in planning and approving a series of attacks carried out by Hamas against Israel.
According to the report, senior officials from both Hamas and Hezbollah claim that Iran’s Revolutionary Guards played a significant role in the planning process.
These meetings reportedly took place in Beirut and involved members of pro-Iranian militias alongside Hamas and Hezbollah representatives.
The report states that Iran gave the “green light” for the attacks at the end of these meetings, signaling that the planning was complete. Tehran, however, has categorically denied any involvement in the attacks.
Iran’s UN envoy stated that the Palestinian actions are a “completely legitimate defense” against decades of Israeli occupation. He further added that attributing the success of the operation to Iran is an attempt to justify the failure of Israeli intelligence.
U.S. officials have not yet confirmed Iran’s involvement. In a recent interview, U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken mentioned that there is no evidence to suggest Iran directed or was behind these attacks, although he acknowledged a long-standing relationship between Iran and Hamas.