The nation of Israel directly responded to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran, on social media this week, after he warned of further assaults on the country if they pursued Hamas terrorists in Gaza.
The statements are in response to a slew of extensive terrorist assaults that left hundreds of Israelis injured and over 1,000 dead, including 14 Americans, at the hands of Hamas, an Islamic terrorist organization based in Palestine that receives significant support from Iran.
Khamenei posted on X, the social media site that used to be called Twitter, “Heads of the Zionist regime and those who support them should know that the terrible killing of many people in #Gaza will lead to a bigger disaster for them.”
Israel wrote back to the message directly, saying, “Hiding behind a keyboard makes it easy to be brave. Your cruel acts will soon be regretted by you as well as your Hamas friends.”
Biden stated that his government stood with Israel and would provide assistance, but he didn’t say anything about the Islamic Republic of Iran, which both the Washington Post as well as The Wall Street Journal have reported was behind the killings.
The operations, which involved launching hundreds of missiles and invading Israel by land, sea, and air, were planned by officials of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in coordination with Hamas along with additional Islamic terrorists, according to the Journal. This cooperation began in August. The story also said that top Israeli officials made it clear that they would go after Iran’s top leaders if they found out that Iran had been behind the attack.
The attacks had been planned close to the same time that the Biden administration agreed to unfreeze $6 billion for Iran around the middle of August. Since money can be used for other things, Iran could’ve utilized other financial resources to fund terrorism, according to a report from a group called the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), a nonprofit organization dedicated to investigating national security and foreign policy.
The meeting in which Iranian leaders gave the order to attack took place this past week in Beirut, the Journal said. The newspaper got confirmation for the story from several people in the terror groups Hamas and Hezbollah, as well as from a European official along with a Syrian government aide. This week, the Biden administration said they didn’t have “any knowledge” that Iran was planning the attack.
Iran supplied hundreds of missiles and drones used in the strikes, according to confirmation from The Washington Post.