Hamas’s recent attacks on Israel were premeditated, with assistance from Iranian security officials, as reported by The Wall Street Journal. Iranian officials provided the go-ahead for the attacks during a meeting with Hamas in Beirut. The planning, involving IRGC officers, had been in progress since August and encompassed incursions by air, land, and sea. Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, publicly supported the attacks and was subsequently censured on social media. The attacks have resulted in over 700 Israeli casualties and around 2,300 injuries, with the numbers expected to rise. Hamas acknowledged direct backing and support from Iran, with promises of sustained support until the liberation of Palestine and Jerusalem.