An Iranian lawmaker in Tehran raised the close connection between Hamas military chief Mohammed Deif and former Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds (Jerusalem) Force Commander Qassem Soleimani.
Esmail Kowsari, the lawmaker in Tehran and a former IRGC general, said that the Hamas military chief worked with Soleimani on “the planning of numerous operations over the years.”
Before he died by a United States strike in 2020, Soleimani allegedly wrote to Deif that Tehran would continue supporting Palestine “despite all pressures and sanctions.”
Hezbollah-affiliated al-Mayadeen news channel at the time revealed that Soleimani said that “the Islamic Republic would “not abandon Palestine and the Palestinian people.”
Since Hamas attacked the Jewish State in October, massacring 1,400 civilians and taking 241 hostages to Gaza, including children and the elderly, the Islamic Republic of Iran and its terrorist proxies throughout the Middle East region have voiced support for Hamas and its attacks.
Iranian-backed proxies in Iraq and Syria have launched dozens of attacks on US facilities in the Middle East while simultaneously attacking Israel from its borders and beyond.
Deif and other members of Hamas have met with Iranian and Hezbollah officials in the past weeks, hoping to stir military support for the Islamic terrorist organization’s attack against Israel.