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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|

Israel accuses Iran, ‘Hezbollah’ of plot to sabotage truce with ‘Hamas’

Israeli paratroopers walk a dirt road on their way to a Lebanese village during the second Lebanon War, Aug. 12, 2006. (AP) August 27, 2018 Israel has accused Lebanon’s “Hezbollah” and Iran of plotting an attack on a military patrol in the West Bank. Palestinian security forces this week thwarted the bombing attack [...]

By |August 27th, 2018|Isreal, Lebanon, Palestine|

Iran embarrassment as protesters chant “Death to Palestine”

A group of protesters chant slogans at the main gate of old grand bazaar in Tehran, Iran, Monday, June 25, 2018. (AP) Track Persia- July 6, 2018 Anti-Palestinian chants in Iran have been condemned by the Palestinian movement Fatah, which de facto runs the West Bank. Iranians have been protesting since late last [...]

By |July 6th, 2018|Palestine|

The real reasons Tehran is obsessed with Israel

A man holds a burning scarecrow with flags of Israel and US during a rally in Teheran June 23, 2017. (Reuters) By Majid Rafizadeh May 28, 2018 If you listen to Iranian politicians, the speeches of the Supreme Leader or Friday prayers in Iran, or study its state-controlled newspapers and other media, you will notice that hardly [...]

By |May 28th, 2018|Isreal, Palestine|