“Hamas used North Korean and Iranian weapons”: Israel

News Desk: Israel says Hamas used North Korean and Iranian weapons in its October 7 attacks. Hamas is believed to rely on extensive smuggling networks to bring weapons into the besieged Gaza Strip. The Israeli military said on Thursday that a portion of weapons used by Hamas in its October 7 rampage were manufactured in Iran and North Korea.

The statement by the Israeli military was made during an official media interaction with the display of an array of weapons recovered from attacks on southern Israel. “I think about five to 10 per cent of weapons here (were) made in Iran,” said an Israeli military official while adding, “And the other 10 per cent (are) North Korean. The rest of it was made inside the Gaza Strip.”