Islamic Jihad says late Iranian general Soleimani gave ‘direct orders’ in Gaza

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Assassinated Quds force commander behind ‘complex’ delivery of Iranian missiles used to attack Tel Aviv, says senior figure in Palestinian terror group

Palestinian members of the Al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad terrorist group, parade with a replica rocket on a truck during a march to show loyalty for the Iranian-backed Palestinian movement’s newly-elected leader Ziad al-Nakhalah during a rally along the streets of Gaza, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

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.

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