Iran Supports Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Gaza

(Jerusalem Post) Khaled Abu Toameh - Brig.-Gen. Esmail Qaani, commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Quds Force, phoned Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh and vowed to continue to support the Palestinian "resistance." Palestinian sources expressed concern that Qaani's promise to continue supporting Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad could undermine efforts to reach a new ceasefire with Israel. According to the sources, the Iranians do not want the U.S. or Egypt to take credit for ending the fighting. They also expressed fear that Iran was seeking to instigate unrest in the West Bank in order to undermine the Palestinian Authority.

2021-05-16 00:00:00

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