Hamas received $22m from slain Iranian commander Soleimani in 2006: Top Hamas leader

Mahmoud al-Zahar (Left), former foreign minister and senior Hamas leader, with the head of the Hamas Political Bureau Khaled Meshaal. (Supplied) December 29, 2020 A delegation from the Palestinian militant group Hamas received $22 million in cash from slain Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) commander Qassem Soleimani during a visit to Tehran in 2006, according [...]

By |December 29th, 2020|Palestine|

Iran must change its approach to Israel, former MP suggests

Reformist figure Faezeh Hashemi in a meeting in Tehran university on December 07, 2015. (ILNA) October 09, 2020 A former representative of Tehran to Iran's Majlis parliament, Faezeh Hashemi, is speaking out about the presence of Israel's Zionist regime near the Iranian border, clarifying that Israel needs not to be near Iran to [...]

By |October 9th, 2020|Israel, Palestine|

Iranian-backed organizations establish a foothold in the Gaza Strip

A man carries a giant flag made of flags of Iran, Palestine, Syria and Hezbollah, during a ceremony in Tehran on Feb 11, 2016. (Reuters) By Joe Truzman June 2, 2020 Iran is exerting its regional influence in the Middle East and Gaza is not an exception. Social welfare programs and charities throughout the Gaza [...]

By |June 2nd, 2020|Middle East, Palestine|

Iran’s Khamenei praises arms supply to Palestinians against ‘tumor’ Israel

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. (AP) May 23, 2020 Iran’s Supreme Leader on Friday denounced Israel as a “tumor” to be removed and hailed Tehran’s supply of arms to Palestinians, drawing swift condemnation from the United States, European Union, and Israel. Opposition to Israel is a core belief for Shia Muslim-led Iran. The [...]

By |May 23rd, 2020|Israel, Palestine|

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|Israel, 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|Israel, 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|Israel, 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|Israel, 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|Israel, Palestine|