Israel’s military spokesman Saturday blamed Syrian-based Iranian Al-Qods Brigades for orchestrating the massive Hamas missile assault on the communities bordering the Gaza Strip through Friday night and Saturday morning. The Palestinian Islamic Jihad was held responsible for the barrage on orders from Damascus; Hamas accused of failing to stop the attack. DEBKAfile adds: The Al Qods Brigades in Syria, composed of Iranian officers and Iraqi Shiite militias, serve under Gen. Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s Middle East warfronts. They are based at Abu Kamal on the Syrian-Iraqi border and Al-Qaim on the Iraqi side, with additional concentrations outside Hama and Aleppo. The IDF statement Saturday included a threat to hit back at Al Qods targets in Syria for the Gaza missile barrage.