Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has said it will pause arms smuggling efforts into Gaza until it can determine who is leaking intel to Israel.
The remark came after the IDF successfully thwarted an Iranian missile delivery into the Strip yesterday.
“According to our assessments, they will stop attempts to smuggle arms in the southern axis for a few months,” Israeli intel head Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi said at a press conference today. “Exposing the ship spurred an investigation in the Revolutionary Guards on the leaks that led to the failed attempt to transfer the weapons.”
Israeli officials have also indicated the intercepted missiles have been sent to Israeli shores, and will arrive this weekend.
“This ship, which was transporting dozens of M302-type rockets with a range of 150 to 200 kilometers (more than 100 miles), is currently north of Port Sudan and will arrive in Eilat on Saturday evening,” Brigadier General Motti Almoz told Israel’s Army Radio.
“The ship may be carrying other weapons as well but we can only know this when it reaches Eilat,” Almoz said. “There is clear and unequivocal information that this (shipment) came from Iran.”