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U.S. and Israeli Officials Claim Hamas Was High During Oct. 7 Attack. Is It True?

Caroline Rose

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Caroline Rose, director of New Lines Institute’s Strategic Blind Spots Portfolio, was skeptical of officials’ claims around captagon. “There was this claim that captagon was on his body, but there was no video evidence of this,” she told Motherboard. Rose tracks the movement of captagon as part of her work with New Lines and said that the drug is in Gaza—narcotics regularly make their way into the strip, and Hamas previously seized a shipment of captagon while blaming Israeli sources for trafficking the drug—but stressed that the popular amphetamine pill is not a wonder drug that explains the violence of the attacks.

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