Iran Sends Tens Of Millions To Hamas For Tunnels And Missiles


UK media is reporting that Iran has sent tens of millions of dollars to Hamas in order to help it rebuild its Gaza tunnel network and to fund new missile supplies. According to the Telegraph report:

April 4, 2014 Iran has sent Hamas’s military wing tens of millions of dollars to help it rebuild the network of tunnels in Gaza destroyed by Israel’s invasion last summer, intelligence sources have told The Sunday Telegraph.

It is also funding new missile supplies to replenish stocks used to bombard residential neighbourhoods in Israel during the war, code-named Operation Protective Edge by Israel.

The renewed funding is a sign that the two old allies are putting behind them a rift caused by the conflict in Syria, where Shia Iran is backing President Bashar al-Assad against Hamas’s mainly Sunni allies.

Iran has sponsored Hamas’s military operations for years, despite the contradiction that Hamas is part of the worldwide, Sunni-supremacist Muslim Brotherhood, while Iran is Shia.

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The GMBDW reported October 2014 that Hamas was in the process of repairing one of the tunnels damaged by the Israeli military during the  most recent Gaza conflict. In August 2014, during that conflict, we reported on both the tunnel-digging unit of Hamas’ Al-Qassam Brigades and the high-technology supplied by Qatar for the tunnels.

The Hamas charter says that it is “one of the wings of the Muslim Brothers in Palestine.” 

For more on Hamas, go here.

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