Ex-IRGC commander claims Iran dealing constant confidential ‘blows’ to Israel

The former commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps claimed Wednesday that Iran is dealing ongoing “blows” to the State of Israel.

“The Zionist regime and its officials know better what blows they have received from the Islamic Republic so far, some of which are even still in progress,” said Mohammad Ali Jafari in an interview with the semi-official Iranian Tasnim news agency.

However, Jafari claimed that many of the IRGC’s operations and attacks on Israel must be kept confidential.

The former IRGC commander said the “blows” have taken place in Israel, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and even countries across the region, in comments made days after Israel began warning its citizens against traveling to Turkey due to fears of attacks by Iranian agents. There have been a number of Hebrew media reports of attempted kidnapping attempts of Israeli tourists by IRGC agents, but none of them were said to have been successful.

Jafari said that Iran’s attacks were contrary to the “cowardly assassination” of IRGC Col. Hassan Sayyad Khodaei, who was shot five times in his car last month by two unidentified gunmen on motorbikes in the middle of Tehran.

He claimed Israel has publicized its role in the killing, though Jerusalem has not done so. Jabari also insisted Khodaei had no operation value — a claim disputed by Hebrew media reports that claimed the IRGC officer was tasked with planning attacks against Israelis abroad.

Jabbari said Iran had dealt several more significant blows to Israel both before and after Khodaei’s assassination, though again refused to elaborate.

“When the Zionist regime conducts one operation, it is mindful that it would get responses for it several times,” he told Tansim, claiming Israel was using psychological warfare by claiming credit for attacks that it had nothing to do with.


It’s not (only) about you.

Supporting The Times of Israel isn’t a transaction for an online service, like subscribing to Netflix. The ToI Community is for people like you who care about a common good: ensuring that balanced, responsible coverage of Israel continues to be available to millions across the world, for free.

Sure, we’ll remove all ads from your page and you’ll gain access to some amazing Community-only content. But your support gives you something more profound than that: the pride of joining something that really matters


Join the Times of Israel Community


Join our Community

Already a member? Sign in to stop seeing this


You’re a dedicated reader

That’s why we started the Times of Israel ten years ago – to provide discerning readers like you with must-read coverage of Israel and the Jewish world.

So now we have a request. Unlike other news outlets, we haven’t put up a paywall. But as the journalism we do is costly, we invite readers for whom The Times of Israel has become important to help support our work by joining The Times of Israel Community.

For as little as $6 a month you can help support our quality journalism while enjoying The Times of Israel AD-FREE, as well as accessing exclusive content available only to Times of Israel Community members.

Thank you,
David Horovitz, Founding Editor of The Times of Israel


Join Our Community


Join Our Community

Already a member? Sign in to stop seeing this

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *