Hamas official says Iran wasn’t given heads up on Israel attack

Ali Baraka of Hamas (Screenshot)
Ali Baraka of Hamas (Screenshot)

Iran was not given a heads up ahead of Hamas’s surprise attack on Israel Saturday morning, according to the Gaza terror group’s director of national relations abroad Ali Baraka.

“It was a surprise to everyone, including Iran,” Baraka tells NBC News in an interview.

“We did not inform them that there was an operation that would happen at dawn on Oct. 7, he adds. “After the operation began, we informed Iran.”

The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that Iran helped plan the attack but officials from various countries involved have since refuted the claim.

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