The Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) has admitted that Iran’s Qassem Soleimani was giving “direct orders” to terrorists in Gaza before a drone strike authorized by U.S. President Donald Trump eliminated him last year.
According to PIJ chief Ziyad al-Nakhaleh, “nothing happened [in Gaza] without his direct orders and supervision.”
The Times of Israel news website reported the revelations about Soleimani’s clout inside Gaza:
A senior figure in the terror group Palestinian Islamic Jihad said the organization received “direct orders” from the late Iranian Quds force commander Qassem Soleimani up until his assassination in a US airstrike last year, and that rockets supplied by the Iranians were used to attack Israel.
Speaking during a December interview with the Iranian al-Alam TV, the secretary-general of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Ziyad al-Nakhaleh, said “nothing happened [in Gaza] without his direct orders and supervision,” according to a translation this week by the Middle East Media Research Institute.
This came in addition to Soleimani’s efforts to supply the PIJ with modern missiles, and weapons, including those used to attack Israel’s economic and technological hub, Tel Aviv…
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