web analytics
May 25, 2015 / 7 Sivan, 5775
At a Glance
InDepth
Sponsored Post


Home » InDepth » Op-Eds »

Iran Resumes Financial Assistance to Hamas

Despite the schism between Iran and Hamas on the issue of Syria (Iran supports Assad, Hamas supports the rebels), Iran is back to funding Hamas because it is a "resistance movement" against Israel.
Hamas rally on March 26, 2014.

Hamas rally on March 26, 2014.
Photo Credit: Abed Rahim Khatib / Flash90

Facing increasing pressure from Egypt and deteriorating economic conditions in Gaza, Hamas has been flirting with the notion of re-entering the Iranian camp.

Now, Al-Monitor is reporting that Iranian monetary aid has officially resumed to Hamas, but at a lower level than what was provided before ties between the two broke. The report also cited a source close to Hamas’ political leadership who says Iran is planning to receive Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal. Qatar was mediating discussions between Iran and Hamas in an effort to restore ties, after a two-year hiatus.

Syria’s civil war led to the split. Iran, trying to protect its Shiite axis, backed dictator Bashar al-Assad and ordered its Lebanese terror proxy Hizbollah to help shore up the regime. Hamas, a Sunni movement, allied with anti-Assad rebels.

Iranian Shura Council head Ali Larijani announced the resumption of relations between the two sides on March 10. Larijani stated that “Iran is supporting Hamas on the grounds that it is a resistance movement. … Our relationship with [Hamas] is good and has returned to what it was. We have no problems with [Hamas].” It is clear that their differences in Syria do not trump Hamas and Iran’s shared desire to facilitate Israel’s destruction.

The Israeli Navy recently intercepted an Iranian ship earlier this month that carrying advanced weaponry for the Gaza strip. Even though Palestinian Islamic Jihad was the likely recipient of most of the payload, Israel officials believe some of the arms were meant for Hamas as well. Military-ruled Egypt is increasingly isolating Hamas and engaging in a concerted campaign to destroy the terrorist organization’s smuggling tunnels. This new report showing renewed financial assistance demonstrates that Hamas is on its way to fully restoring ties with its Iranian patron.

Originally published at The Investigative Project on Terrorism.  /  Steve Emerson

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

11 Responses to “Iran Resumes Financial Assistance to Hamas”

  1. I was told they were seeking Peace?

  2. Gary Gien says:

    Why is that lady bomber holding up toilet paper in the shape of a book

  3. Gary Gien says:

    Why is that lady bomber holding up toilet paper in the shape of a book

  4. And so the sensible thing (to me at least) is to stop any Israeli aid in the amounts the Iranians, etc., give. Down to the penny.

  5. Right. They don’t want peace they want to destroy everything.

  6. Shemaya, Let me get this right you think we should stop all aid to Israel, a truly peace seeking Nation?

  7. Shemaya, you give stupid a new meaning!!!

  8. No, no. If I wasn’t clear I’ll own it, but I mean that aid from Israel to Gaza, etc., should be withheld.

  9. The mistake the west makes is to treat Islam as anything but a disease that needs to be wiped out like Ebola

  10. The mistake the west makes is to treat Islam as anything but a disease that needs to be wiped out like Ebola

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Sha'ar Shechem / Damascus Gate. The Old City of Jerusalem.
Arab Stabs 2 Jewish Teens in Old City Terror Attack on Shavuot
Latest Indepth Stories
Harris-052215

We take a whole person approach, giving our people assistance with whatever they need.

Shalev and Rabbi Levinger

During my spiritual journey I discovered G-d spoke to man only once, to the Jewish people at Sinai

MK Moshe-Feiglin

20 years after the great Ethiopian aliyah, we must treat them like everyone else; no better or worse

Sprecher-052215

Connecting Bamidbar&Shavuot is simple-A world without Torah is midbar; with Torah a blessed paradise

Many Black protesters compared Baltimore’s unrest to the Palestinian penchant of terrorism & rioting

She credited success to “mini” decisions-Small choices building on each other leading to big changes

Shavuot 1915, 200000 Jews were expelled; amongst the largest single expulsions since Roman times

Realizing there was no US military threat, Iran resumed, expanded & accelerated its nuclear program

“Enlightened Jews” who refuse to show chareidim the tolerance they insist we give to Arabs sicken me

Somewhat surprisingly, the Vatican’s unwelcome gesture was diametrically at odds with what President Obama signaled in an interview with the news outlet Al Arabiya.

The recent solid victory of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party produced something very different.

The reaction is so strong that nine times out of ten, parents engage in some form of coping mechanism before arriving at a level of acceptance of a special-needs diagnosis.

“…his neshamah reached out to us to have the zechus of Torah learning to take with him on his final journey.”

The gap isn’t between Israeli and American Jews-it’s between American Jews and the rest of the world

More Articles from Steve Emerson
Arabs hate Zionists

Netanyahu has repeatedly accused the PA and Hamas of inciting violence against Israeli citizens.

Ottawa City Hall

Ottawa proudly hosts exhibit in its City Hall which honors Palestinian Arab mass murderers.

Despite the Sunni (Hamas/rebel) / Shiite (Hezbollah/Syria) split, Iran has resumed financial assistance to Hamas.

A 2007 Pew survey found a quarter of U.S. Muslim men under 30 believed suicide bombings justifiable.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/opinions/iran-resumes-financial-assistance-to-hamas/2014/03/26/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: