AFP: The Israeli military said Thursday that a portion of the weapons used by Hamas in its October 7 attacks were manufactured in Iran or North Korea.
The military made the statement during an official media tour in which it displayed a variety of weapons recovered from communities in southern Israel attacked by the fighters.
A range of landmines, rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs), and homemade drones were part of the haul displayed.
Part of the arsenal included Iranian-made mortar rounds and North Korean RPGs.
“I think about five to 10 percent of the weapons here [were] made in Iran,” said an Israeli military official, who helped oversee the clearance of munitions from areas that came under attack. “And 10 percent [are] North Korean. The rest of it was made inside the Gaza Strip,” the official added, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Hamas is believed to rely on extensive smuggling networks to bring weapons into the besieged Gaza Strip.
The group also produces its own munitions, including the rockets it has repeatedly fired at Israeli cities.”I think the most surprising thing was the amount of weapons that they brought inside Israel,” the official said.
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