The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) recently seized a variety of deadly weapons from Hamas, the Palestinian terrorist group, in southern Israel. The weapons give more credence that Iran was somehow involved in the planning of the attack.
However, Biden is saying otherwise, mainly because just before the attack unfroze $6 billion.
Biden, who recently released $6 billion for the Iranian regime, continues to claim there’s no evidence whatsoever Iran was involved in the Hamas terrorist attacks on Israel pic.twitter.com/jLg3cBkqa7
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The arsenal includes “armor piercing explosively formed projectiles (EFPs), SA-7 shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles, RPG-7 and RPG-29 shoulder-fired anti-tank rockets, TC-6 landmines, and ‘sticky bombs,’” according to the Long War Journal, a project of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
The presence of EFPs, particularly, are a strong indication of Iranian support for Hamas. Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata, U.S. Army (Retired), has testified before Congress that the EFPs manufactured and deployed by Iranian military leader Qasem Soleimani killed and wounded over 6,500 American servicemen and women.
Soleimani developed, refined and deployed explosively formed penetrators (EFPs)—lethal roadside bombs made of an Iranian-milled six-inch copper disc, PVC/Steel pipe, urea nitrate, a blasting cap, and typically, a passive infrared switch trigger. When a target crossed the beam of the passive infrared switch it ignited the blasting cap which in turn detonated the explosives, propelling a molten copper disc at 8,000 feet per second through its mark, killing and maiming whoever might be in the projectile’s (and its many fragment’s) path of destruction. Frequently the destruction from an EFP sealed the vehicle doors shut, leaving American soldiers to burn alive. Often Soleimani’s EFPs were deployed in multiple “arrays” where several copper discs would punch through Humvees and other fighting vehicles, ripping arms and legs from servicemen and women. Soleimani and his chief lieutenant Muhandis were the masterminds behind, and suppliers of, the EFPs. Soleimani and his terrorist proxies spearheaded Iran’s efforts to inflict death and destruction on Americans in an attempt to disrupt American foreign policy objectives in the region, and to deny the Iraqi people a free and democratic Iraq.
For Hamas to possess such a large number of EFPs, they would likely have to have been provided multiple factories producing them. This level of support from Hezbollah and Iran presents a significant regional security concern.
The IDF continues to investigate the incident and has so far not released any specific information about the weapons seized from Hamas or the individuals responsible for the attack on October 7th.