MembersANALYSIS: Iran, Hezbollah and the Fourth Gaza War

Israel is no longer facing a terror supporter and its rag-tag proxies, but rather a full-fledged Islamist military alliance

By Yochanan Visser | | Topics: Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah
Aid from Iran has transformed Hamas from a rag-tag terror group into a real military threat
Photo: Atia Mohammed/Flash90

An underreported aspect of the 11-day Fourth Gaza War in May has been the role of Iran and its sidekick, the Lebanese terror organization Hezbollah.

In fact, Iran and Hezbollah played a crucial role in instigating the war and the preparations for it by Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ).

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei incited the Arab masses in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria in the weeks leading up to the war, calling upon Palestinian Arabs to “defend” the Al Aqsa Mosque and denouncing Israel as a “terrorist base.”

Iran upped its funding of Hamas during the war and is now paying $30 million per month to the terror group. Aside from the money, Iran is providing other forms of aid to Hamas as we will see below..

PIJ receives even more, and not only in terms of money. The Iranian proxy receives weapons, training, money and even food from the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, said PIJ leader Ramez al-Halabi during an interview...

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