Russia hands over arms seized in Ukraine to Hamas: preparing large-scale provocation - Defence Intelligence
Russia is using the recent Hamas attack on Israel as part of a plan to smear Ukraine's reputation. In particular, Russian special services have already handed over foreign weapons seized in Ukraine to the terrorist group
This was stated on the website of the Main Directorate of Intelligence.
Ukraine's Defense Ministry intelligence reports that Russia has given captured weapons from the USA and EU to Hamas, acquired during Ukraine's conflict. Russia's next move is to falsely accuse Ukraine of regularly supplying Western arms to terrorists.
“As part of the Kremlin's disinformation campaign, these fakes should form the basis of a series of "revealing publications" and "investigations" in the Western media,” the statement reads.
The Kremlin aims to use these fake claims as the basis for "exposés" in Western media as part of a disinformation campaign. They plan to bolster their case with statements from Ruslan Syrovyi, a Ukrainian Border Service officer who defected to Moscow.
This scheme seeks to discredit Ukraine's military and halt Western support to the country.
Events in Israel
Islamic Jihad launched a massive air and land attack on the state of Israel in several places. The head of the Hamas military wing, Mohammed Deif, said that his militants had launched the Al-Aqsa Flood operation. According to him, these actions are intended to protect the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
The Palestinians launched 2,000 to 3,000 missiles at Israel and simultaneously seized 7 communities in the south.
In response, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) announced the mobilization of reservists and the launch of the Iron Swords counterterrorism operation. For the first time in 50 years, the government introduced martial law in the country.
The IDF actively used aviation to strike Palestinian command posts. It has also begun clearing Hamas-occupied communities.
In addition, there is a great threat that the Shiite Hezbollah could attack Israel from the north, as its main partner and supplier, the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), has called on jihadists to "liberate Jerusalem."
On the morning of October 8, the Saudi television channel Al Arabiya published the losses of both Palestinians and Israelis during the first day of the renewed military conflict. According to the channel, Israel lost 300 people killed and at least 1,600 wounded. The number of casualties from the Palestinian-populated Gaza Strip is 232 killed and 1,627 wounded.