The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced Sunday that they believe Hamas terrorists have developed cruise missile capabilities with help from Tehran.
In a press release obtained by The Times of Israel, the Israeli military said it found evidence of advanced capabilities during a raid in the Daraj and Tuffah neighborhoods of Gaza City.
“(The IDF found) components proving that terrorists from the Hamas terrorist organization studied under Iranian direction how to use and build precision components and strategic weapons,” the Israeli military said in a statement.
On the Israeli army released a video of an Israeli soldier searching a cache of weapons and equipment while speaking Hebrew.
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“Under Iranian leadership, Hamas members learned to use and build precision components for missile production and strategic weapons,” the message read.
“This is indicated by the findings of IDF troops at a weapons production site located in a 100-meter-long Hamas tunnel discovered in Daraj Tuffah, north of Gaza,” the Israeli army added. .
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The news came as the war between Israel and Hamas entered its fourth month on Sunday. The recent fighting began on October 7 when Hamas terrorists bombarded Israel with attacks on the Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah.
According to a press conference given Saturday by IDF spokesperson Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari, Hamas’ military cadre in the northern Gaza Strip has been dismantled by Israel.
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“Now we are focusing on dismantling Hamas in the central and southern Gaza Strip,” Hagari explained. “We will proceed differently, thoroughly, based on the lessons we have learned from the fighting so far.”
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