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Hamas Leader Says Iran Gave Them Rockets

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May 30, 2019
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Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar said during a press conference in Gaza City on May 30 that Iran gave the terror group rockets that were fired toward Israel earlier in May and threatened to launch even deadlier attacks against Israel.

Sinwar said,In the last confrontation we used some missiles that came from Iran,” referencing the Gaza rocket fire on that killed four Israelis on May 5. Sinwar added that Hamas fired an Iranian Fajr 5 rocket toward Tel Aviv.

“Without the Iranian support, the Palestinian resistance would not have achieved these capabilities,” Sinwar said. “Our nation has given up on us in the most difficult of times but Iran continues to help with knowledge and equipment.”

The Hamas leader went on to say that Tel Aviv would be struck with twice the power if Israel ever strikes Hamas again. Sinwar was speaking in honor of Al-Quds [Jerusalem] Day, which Iran and its proxies hold on the last Friday of Ramadan to support the Palestinians. Al-Quds Day in Iran typically features chants of “Death to Israel and “Death to America.”

According to Ynet News, Iran provides $100 million annually to both Hamas and Islamic Jihad, with Hamas receiving $70 million and Islamic Jihad receiving $30 million. However, recently declassified intelligence revealed that Hamas has had into incur “austerity plans” due to Iran’s economic woes.

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