Iranian Support for Palestinian Terrorist Organizations

(Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center) The military capabilities of Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, revealed in Operation Pillar of Defense in Gaza, were the product of massive Iranian support including an arsenal of thousands of rockets, both standard and manufactured by the terrorist organizations themselves (using Iranian technical knowhow). The massive rocket fire targeting the Israeli civilian population was made possible by Iran's support. Iran, Islamic Jihad, and Hizbullah initiated a media campaign showering praise on Iran's military, financial and technical support for Gaza. Hamas' dependence on Iran for military support is still strong. Iran has a clear interest to rebuild and upgrade the Palestinian rocket infrastructure in Gaza and to maintain Hamas affiliation with the "resistance camp."

2013-01-22 00:00:00

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