by Vijeta Uniyal at legalinsurrection.com
While thousands of pro-regime demonstrators in Tehran screamed “Death to Israel” and “Death of America” to mark the anti-Israel “Quds Day,” Iran is forging a new terrorist alliance to encircle and attack the Jewish State, the latest media reports reveal.
The mission of creating an axis of terrorist and jihadi groups is being led by Esmail Qaani, the head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Forces. The IRGC-Quds chief, “one of the Islamic Republic’s most powerful military commanders began rallying allies across the Middle East to launch a fresh wave of attacks on Israeli targets,” The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.
Qaani, who succeeded the slain terrorist mastermind Qasem Soleimani, “held a series of clandestine meetings with militant leaders across the region in recent weeks, including some operating in Syria and Iraq,” the newspaper added, quoting multiple sources.
This Iran-sponsored terrorist alliance was behind the coordinated rocket attacks into northern and southern Israel during Passover. Hamas fired rockets from Gaza, and Hamas-linked terrorists used Hezbollah-controlled Lebanon to lunch rockets at Israel. “The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force coordinated with the Hamas and Hezbollah terrorist organizations to launch rockets at Israel from Lebanon during the Passover holiday,” the Jerusalem Post reported Friday.
This terrorist alliance was decades in making. Iran created Lebanon’s Hezbollah in the early 1980s and has been instrumental in making it one of the world’s deadliest terrorist groups with a global reach and an annual budget of estimated $700 million. The Palestinian Islamic terrorist group Hamas has long been funded, trained, and armed by Iran.
The Iran-backed axis of terror was forged during the Quds Forces chief’s recent Lebanon visit. The news website Ynet reported April 9:
Lebanese media reported on Sunday that the leader of the Iran-backed Hezbollah group, Hassan Nasrallah met in Beirut with Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh and his deputy Saleh al-Arouri, to discuss recent events in “occupied Palestine.” Daniel Salami.
The meeting took place at the same time the visit of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, Quds Force chief Esmail Qaani was on a visit to Damascus.
According to the reports, Nasrallah and the Hamas leaders also discussed regional developments and the violent clashes at the al Aqsa mosque during Ramadan prayers.