Iran Delayed Hamas Attack to Secure Ransom From the U.S.

Hamas initially planned to attack Israel on the night of Passover back in April, but the assault was delayed, Israeli journalist Ben Caspit reported on Sunday. Interrogations of Hamas detainees indicate that they decided to delay the attack to allow Iran time to secure a ransom deal with the United States.

According to Caspit, Hamas intended Operation Al-Aqsa Flood, the coordinated attack that resulted in the murder of over 1,400 civilians and the capture of more than 240 hostages, to occur on Quds Day—an annual day of protest organized by the Iranian government against Israel.

This would have coincided with the night of Seder (the Jewish Passover), which Caspit said “was supposed to turn into a night of horrors.”

However, Iran told Hamas to postpone the attack.

Evidence: Based on information obtained from interrogations of Hamas militants captured by Israel, the delay was likely due to Iran’s negotiations with the U.S. to unfreeze $6 billion in Iranian assets and release five Iranian prisoners.

I’m also not sure that [the information] reached the decision-makers or passed the credibility test. But it was played in the ears of pow investigators.
—Ben Caspit

Iran’s ransom deal with the U.S. was agreed to on September 11. Less than a month later, Hamas attacked Israel on October 7.

The Trumpet said: Since the first day, the Trumpet has been warning that Iran is the ultimate power behind Hamas’s attack on Israel. Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry says Iran is “the head of the terrorist snake.” To understand, read “Iran Is Behind the Attack on Israel.”