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About 500 Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists trained in Iran in the weeks leading up to the massacre of over 1,400 Israelis on October 7, the Wall Street Journal reported.

According to intelligence sources, in the weeks preceding the massacre, hundreds of Hamas terrorists underwent special combat training in Iran.

The training was held in September and was led by the Iranian Quds Force.

Iranian Brig. Gen. Esmail Qaani, the head of Quds Force, was present during the training.

Since the terrorist attack by Hamas in the Gaza Strip, American officials have claimed that the US government possesses intelligence on the training that Hamas terrorists underwent in Iran.

The newspaper also reported that according to American officials, there was no information that could link the specific training camp to the preparation for the massacre.