Hamas as Tehran's Agent

(Middle East Quarterly) Jonathan Schanzer - Since the late 1980s, the Islamic Republic of Iran has been plying the Hamas terrorist group with hundreds of millions of dollars and weapons, while also teaching it how to be self-sufficient. In 1991, Hamas opened offices in Tehran. As of March 2022, according to one senior Israeli intelligence official, Hamas received $80 million annually from Iran. Hamas engineers are also studying precision guided munition technology in Iran to learn to target Israel more accurately. The writer is senior vice president for research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

2022-08-04 00:00:00

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