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Israel seizes $4 million transferred from Iran to Hamas

Palestinian members of al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, take part in a military parade in Gaza City on December 14, 2014. (REUTERS) February 28, 2020 Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett signed an order Thursday to seize some $4 million in funds which Israel said were transferred from Iran to Hamas movement [...]

By |February 28th, 2020|Isreal, Palestine|

Khamenei: Iran will support Palestinian armed groups as much as it can

Supreme Leader of Iran, Ali Khamenei. (Getty) February 5, 2020 Iran will support Palestinian armed groups as much as it can, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday, urging Palestinians to confront a US plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace. “We believe that Palestinian armed organizations will stand and continue resistance and the [...]

By |February 5th, 2020|Isreal, Palestine|

U.S. warns citizens in Israel to be vigilant after Soleimani killing

Israeli soldiers block the road on the border with Lebanon in the northern town of Metula, December 4, 2018. (AP) January 7, 2020 The United states has warned its citizens in Israel and Palestinian territories Monday to be vigilant considering the risk of rocket fire, days after the targeted killing of a top [...]

By |January 7th, 2020|Isreal, Palestine|

What does the recent fighting in Gaza mean for Iran?

Israeli soldiers patrol near an Iron Dome defense system, January 20, 2015. (AFP) By Sirwan Kajjo, Mehdi Jedinia November 20, 2019 Two days of intense fighting between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) militant group last week once again highlights Iran's expansionist ambitions in the Middle East, experts say. Founded in 1981, PIJ is a [...]

By |November 20th, 2019|Isreal, Palestine|

US Treasury sanctions 4 Iran-linked financiers for moving mlns to Hamas in Gaza

The US Treasury Department building in Washington.. (AFP) August 30, 2019 The United States sanctioned on Thursday four Iran-linked individuals for moving money from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to the Palestinian militant group Hamas. The four were accused of being at the center of a criminal funding network, connecting the Iranian [...]

By |August 30th, 2019|North America, Palestine, USA|

Iran increases Hamas’ monthly payments

Former Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniyeh gestures as he delivers a speech in front of portraits of late Iranian revolutionary founder Khomeini, left, and supreme leader Ali Khamenei, at a rally in Tehran, February 11, 2012 (AP) August 7, 2019 Iran has agreed to increase Hamas’ monthly payments in exchange for “information about [...]

By |August 7th, 2019|Isreal, Palestine|

Hamas arrests founder of Iran-linked group in Gaza

Al Sabreen movement activity expanded in Gaza when it was under the control of Hamas. (Supplied) March 1, 2019 Hamas arrested Hisham Salam, the leader of the Iran-sponsored al-Sabrin organization in Gaza. Local reports revealed that Hamas gunmen had raided Salem’s residence, arresting him. The campaign which took in Iran’s top colluder in [...]

By |March 1st, 2019|Palestine|

‘Jihad’ announces development of precision rockets with Iran’s help

A missile displayed by Al-Quds Force. (Asharq Al-Awsat) February 27, 2019 Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad movement, has announced the development of a new accurate missile, which said it is capable of reaching Tel Aviv and Netanya in the center of Israel, threatening to turn Israeli cities into "hell" [...]

By |February 27th, 2019|Isreal, Palestine|

Afghanistan launches new export route to India through Iran

Slipping popularity. Iranian President Hassan Rohani poses at the inauguration a newly built extension of the Chabahar port last December. (AP) February 25, 2019 Afghanistan began exports to India through an Iranian port on Sunday, official said, as the landlocked, war-torn nation turns to overseas markets to improve its economy. Officials said 23 [...]

By |February 25th, 2019|Afghanistan, East Asia, India, Palestine|

Palestinian officials: Iran greatest player in stoking division

Russian FM Sergei Lavrov talks during a meeting with representatives of Palestinian groups as a part of an intra-Palestinian talks in Moscow, Russia February 12, 2019. (Reuters) February 18, 2019 Tensions between Fatah and the Islamic Jihad movement persisted as they continued to trade accusations over the failure to reach an agreement on [...]

By |February 18th, 2019|Palestine|