Hamas fighters who attacked southern Israel on 7 October had “al-Qaeda material” on how to make chemical weapons.
The Palestinian militant group has planned on using “cyanide” on Israeli civilians after the “official” al-Qaeda material was found on a dead Hamas terrorist.
Israeli President Isaac Herzog said, “A USB device found on Hamas terrorists proves that the murderous terrorist organization planned to use cyanide against the civilian population, just like al-Qaeda terrorists.”
Speaking to Sky News Herzog said the dead Hamas fighter found in Kibbutz Be’eri, had “al-Qaeda material. Official al-Qaeda material. We are dealing with ISIS, al-Qaeda and Hamas.”
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Herzog said, the USB drive included “detailed instructions on creating chemical weapons,” along with “precise instructions for preparing a device for dispersing cyanide agents.”
He added, “This is material which was found on the body of one of those sadistic villains. It’s al-Qaeda material, official al-Qaeda material.
“When dealing with ISIS, al-Qaeda, and Hamas, this is what we’re dealing with. And in this material, there were instructions, how to produce chemical weapons.”
Israel has mobilised around 400,000 soldiers along the Gazan border as they are set to enter Gaza as the army has been given the “green light” to launch their ground offensive.
Israels Economy Minister Nir Barkat told ABC News that the Israeli military has been given the “green light” to start the full-scale ground offensive.
Barkat said, “We shall do all efforts to bring our hostages, to bring our hostages [back] alive,” adding, their “first and last priority” is to totally destroy the Palestinian militant group Hamas.
Hisham Qassem who is a senior member of Hamas leadership overseas has warned Israel of their “ground invasion of the Gaza Strip” there will be “many surprises” awaiting the Israeli military.
Qassem seems confident that Hamas will respond effectively against the Israeli military as they “will dazzle them.”
Qassem said, “The prolonged aggression against our people in Gaza shows everyone that the criminal enemy is ‘aggressive’ in killing civilians and demolishing homes from the air, but the resistance still has many, many surprises, and by the grace of God, the damage to our capabilities is limited, and the resistance, God willing, always ready.”