- North Korean F-7 rocket-propelled grenade launchers were seized by Israel
- Hamas terrorists also had North Korean Kalashnikov-style assault rifles
- North Korean weapons were sold to Iran before reaching Hamas in Gaza
Hamas terrorists used rocket-propelled grenades supplied by North Korea in their murderous attack on Israel.
The Gaza-based terrorists carried shoulder-mounted F-7 launchers designed to take out armored vehicles as they roamed civilian areas in Israel, killing hundreds of men, women and children.
During the brutal Hamas attack on Israel on October 7, the terrorists were also armed with North Korean Type 58 self-loading rifles, a variant of the Kalashnikov assault rifle.
Kim Jong Un’s hermit kingdom is illegally selling weapons to finance its nuclear weapons program.
It is believed that the F-7s and rifles were first sold to Iran and then passed on to Hamas.
Suspected North Korean-made F-7 rocket-propelled grenades, many of which have a distinctive red stripe on their warhead, are seen at an Israeli military base in southern Israel, Sunday, October 15, 2023
North Korea and its leader Kim Jong-un denied supplying Hamas with weapons
Pyongyang publicly denied that it had armed Hamas, calling the accusation a “baseless and false rumor” spread by the United States.
But the evidence appeared conclusive, as footage published by Hamas itself showed terrorists handling the weapons, and some of them were seized by the Israeli army.
North Korean rocket-propelled grenade launchers that remain in the hands of Hamas are expected to be used against Israeli tanks during an expected upcoming Israeli ground invasion of Gaza, which could happen as soon as last month.
The weapons fire a single warhead and can be quickly reloaded, making them ideal for guerrilla warfare against an opponent using armored vehicles on an urban battlefield.
It is now known how many weapons Hamas has.
CCTV footage shows a Hamas terrorist entering Kibbutz Be’eri with fatally wounded car occupants sitting in a rolling car after it was shot at at the gate, in southern Israel, on October 7.
The F-7 has previously been found in Syria and Iraq.
Photos published by Hamas showed terrorists carrying launchers on their shoulders with a red stripe, like the F-7.
The same red stripe and other similarities were seen on launchers seized by the Israeli army.
NR Jenzen-Jones, a weapons expert at Armament Research Services, said: “North Korea has long supported Palestinian militant groups.
“Many North Korean weapons have been supplied by Iran to militant groups, and this is believed to be the main way Palestinian militants have obtained North Korean weapons.”
The White House said last week that North Korea has delivered more than a thousand containers of weapons to Russia for its ongoing war in Ukraine.
Last month, Kim traveled to Russia to meet President Vladimir Putin and visit key military sites.
U.S. officials believe Kim asked for advanced Russian technology to boost his nuclear program in exchange for the weapons.