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On November 2, 2023, Telegram channels linked to Iran-backed militias shared a statement issued by the "Islamic Resistance In Iraq," an Iran-backed joint operations room consisting of Iraqi militias. The statement claimed responsibility for an attack against a "vital Israeli target" on the Dead Sea coastline.
The statement read: "In support of our people in Gaza and in response to the usurping entity's crimes committed against Palestinian civilians, children, women and elderly, the mujahideen in the Islamic Resistance in Iraq at dawn today [November 2] targeted a vital target of the Zionist entity on the Dead Sea coastline. The Islamic Resistance confirms that it will continue to destroy enemy strongholds."
The attack is the first against an Israeli target since Hamas's attack on Israel on October 7, 2023, and adds to a series of attacks by the Islamic Resistance in Iraq against U.S. bases and targets in Syria and Iraq, launched as a response to U.S. support of Israel in its war against Hamas and other Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip.
The Islamic Resistance In Iraq's statement did not specify the nature of the targeted site nor the type of weapons used in the attack.
 Telegram, November 1, 2023.
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