Israel does not have sufficient information to prove Iran’s direct involvement in the October 7 attack by the Palestinian group Hamas on Israeli military installations and settlements in the vicinity of the Gaza Strip, but there is information about Tehran’s support for the movement, Avichai, spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Adri told.
“We do not have enough information to say that Iran is involved in this process, but we do have enough information to say that Iran supports the Hamas movement and finances a significant part of its activities, as well as supporting it with weapons, training and instruction,” – Adri said.
However, the agency’s interlocutor noted that despite the lack of clear evidence of Iran’s involvement in the October 7 attack, Hamas has a historically close relationship with Tehran, which supplied the movement with weapons and training that could be used in the attack.
“So far we have not confirmed or linked Iran to this operation, but were the weapons or some of the weapons that were used Iranian-made? Yes. Were the exercises and so on also conducted under Iranian leadership or with Iranian support? Yes. But “Was there an operation, the timing of it and how it was carried out under Iranian leadership? We do not have enough information to confirm this,” Adri added.