Why Iran Supports Palestinian Terror Groups

(Gatestone Institute) Khaled Abu Toameh - While the UN, Israel and the U.S. are proposing plans to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinians in Hamas-ruled Gaza, Iran is pledging to continue its financial and military aid to Palestinian terror groups. The Iranians have long been providing Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad with money and weapons. Were it not for Iran's support, the two groups, which do not recognize Israel's right to exist, would not have been able to remain in power. Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards General Gholamhossein Gheybparvar this week addressed terror groups in Gaza via video conference, pledging to support them in their fight against Israel and the U.S. The Iranian general did not offer to build the Palestinians a hospital or a school. Nor did he offer to provide financial aid to create projects that would give jobs to unemployed Palestinians. His message was: Iran will give you as much money and weapons as you need, as long as you are committed to the jihad against Israel and the U.S. Iran wants to retain control over its Palestinian proxies to prevent any peace and stability between Arabs and Israel. Iran is not helping the terror groups out of love for the Palestinians, but in order to advance its goal of eliminating the "Zionist regime."

2018-07-20 00:00:00

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