In a world plagued by acts of violence and terrorism, the Al-Aqsa Flood stands as a grim reminder of the dangerous web of terror that stretches across nations. Brig. Gen. Ramezan Sharif of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps recently claimed that this devastating event was an act of revenge for the assassination of General Soleimani by the U.S. and the Zionists. While Hamas, the Palestinian militant group, denied this claim, the truth remains obscured amidst the chaos and infamy.
The motivations behind Operation Al-Aqsa Flood are multifaceted, with Hamas emphasizing the threats posed to the revered Al-Aqsa Mosque and the ongoing aggression of the Zionist occupation. However, deeper investigations reveal a complex network of training and support that extends far beyond the immediate conflict.
Reports indicate that as many as 500 individuals affiliated with Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad received specialized combat training in the Islamic Republic of Iran. These training exercises, held in September, raise concerns about the extent of Iran’s support for terrorist organizations. Not only does Iran back Hamas, but it also provides support to the Hezbollah militia in Lebanon and the Houthi militia in Yemen, which poses a significant threat to commercial shipping in the Red Sea.
The extent of Iran’s involvement in training terrorists is staggering. Recent revelations suggest that Hezbollah even trained Hamas members to paraglide in Lebanon, demonstrating the interconnectedness of these extremist groups. Former CIA official Marc Polymeropoulos estimates that Iran has spent a staggering £13.1 billion since the easing of sanctions in 2012 to develop this worldwide web of terror proxies.
Behind the scenes, the late Iranian terrorist chief Qassem Soleimani played a pivotal role in engineering the Hamas attack, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute. Soleimani’s elimination by President Donald Trump in January 2020 was a response to his attacks on U.S. military personnel in Iraq, which claimed the lives of over 600 Americans.
However, the actions of the Biden administration have raised eyebrows and concerns. The regime has allegedly provided up to $50 billion in sanctions relief to the terrorist regime in Tehran, enabling them to finance terror campaigns around the world, as highlighted by the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. This decision raises questions about the effectiveness of appeasement and the potential consequences of such actions.