IDF intel head: Revolutionary Guards behind arms shipment

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, specifically its elite Quds Force, was behind the attempt to smuggle weapons to the Gaza Strip that was thwarted by Israeli troops on Wednesday, the head of military intelligence said at a press conference on Thursday.

Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi said the Revolutionary Guards has opened an investigation following the navy operation, and will likely hold off on further arms shipments until it discovers who leaked the information to the Israeli intelligence.

“According to our assessments, they will stop attempts to smuggle arms in the southern axis for a few months,” Kochavi said. “Exposing the ship spurred an investigation in the Revolutionary Guards on the leaks that led to the failed attempt to transfer the weapons.”