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Iran's financial terror network in the Middle East

Israel warned the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday that Iran is acting against the Jewish State from within the Palestinian Authority-controlled areas of Judea and Samaria.

Israel’s Ambassador Danny Danon told the Security Council that Iran has established a new front against Israel in Judea and Samaria; the Islamic Republic spends $7 billion annually on its Middle East terror network, including the funds spent on the establishment of the new front against the Jewish State from within the Palestinian Authority territories, he said.


On Tuesday, the United Nations Security Council held a special session on the Situation in the Middle East, focusing on Israel’s actions in the region.

At the meeting, Danon also addressed the Iranian missile fired at the Golan Heights from Syria. “The Iranian regime’s obsession with Israel is not just well-known,” Danon said. “It is expensive. Seven billion dollars annually are directed toward the never ending attempts to destroy Israel…Follow the bloody trail of money starting in Tehran and you will arrive at the terror tunnels in Lebanon and Gaza and the weapons warehouses in Syria.”

Iran’s financial terror network in the Middle East

Danon displayed a map showing the extent of Iran’s financial terror network in the Middle East, which also revealed Iran’s plan in Judea and Samaria.

“With the help of Saleh Al-Arouri, Hamas’s Deputy Political Chief, and Saeed Izadi, the head of the Palestinian branch of the Iranian Quds Force, Iran is trying to turn Judea and Samaria into a fourth military front against Israel. The world’s silence allows Iran to continue with its operations and aggression to undermine stability in the Middle East,” Danon pointed out.

The ambassador called on the Security Council to recognize Hamas and Hezbollah as terrorist organizations and impose sanctions on them, adding that “weakening these terrorist organizations is the first step to dismantling the epicenter of terrorism that sits in Tehran.”

Details of Iran’s annual budget for terrorism in the Middle East as presented to the Security Council members were broken down as follows:

– Syria: $4 billion
– Lebanon (Hezbollah) – $1 billion
– Iraq (Shi’ite militias) – Hundreds of millions of dollars
– Yemen (Houthi forces) – Tens of millions of dollars
– Gaza (Hamas) – $50 million; (Palestinian Islamic Jihad) – $70 million
TOTAL: $7 billion


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.