Hamas: Iran ties restored

Israel National News reports: “The Gaza head of the Islamist terrorist organization Hamas said on Monday it had increased its military capabilities thanks to newly improved relations with Iran.

In a rare meeting with a small number of journalists, Yahya al-Sinwar said Iran was ‘the biggest supporter’ of Hamas’s military wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades.

Hamas, Sinwar said in response to an AFP question, was ‘developing our military strength in order to liberate Palestine’, but he also stressed that the movement did not seek war.

Hamas has run Gaza since 2007 and received Iranian financial and military support for years before it was reduced following a falling out over the Syrian civil war.

Sinwar said relations with Tehran had improved in recent months, with a delegation visiting Tehran.

‘The Iranian military support to Hamas and al-Qassam is strategic,’ he added, saying the relationship had ‘become fantastic and returned to its former era’…”

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