Hamas chief thanks Iran for supplying weapons to Gaza


The top of the Palestinian resistance motion thanked Iran for supplying navy assist and monetary backing throughout the latest battle with Israel in a televised tackle Friday.

Simply hours after Israel and Palestinian authorities agreed to a ceasefire, Ismail Haniyeh, a chief determine in Hamas, gave a warning that it’s going to proceed to “defend” Jerusalem.

“Jerusalem stays the middle of the battle,” he mentioned based on a report by the Jerusalem Put up, suggesting preventing within the area will proceed. 

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Haniyeh thanked “the Islamic Republic of Iran; who didn’t maintain again with cash, weapons and technical assist.” 

“We’ll use assistance from different Arab nations as nicely,” he added.

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pointed to Friday’s remarks as a purpose why the U.S. shouldn’t elevate Iranian sanctions because the Biden administration makes an attempt to re-enter a nuclear deal.

“America is about to produce Iran with billions of {dollars} in sanctions reduction to proceed this,” Pompeo mentioned on Twitter. “For America’s safety, and for that of Israel, that is harmful.”

Haniyeh’s feedback coincided with remarks made by Iranian Supreme Chief Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Friday, who known as on Muslim nations to take up arms in assist of Palestinians. 

“Muslim states should sincerely assist the Palestinian individuals, by navy…or monetary assist…or in rebuilding Gaza’s infrastructure,” Khamenei mentioned in an announcement, first reported Reuters.

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The Iranian chief urged Muslims to demand their authorities assist Palestinians and known as for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be “prosecuted by worldwide and unbiased courts.”

Khamenei’s feedback adopted reviews of unrest in different Gulf nations because the violent alternate between Israel and the Palestinian territories continued for 11 days.

Muslim nations newly tied to Israel underneath the Trump-era Abraham Accords, together with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Sudan, and Morocco, felt new stress to assist cease the preventing. 

Civil society teams urged the Bahrain authorities to expel its Israeli ambassador and protests in assist of Palestinian rights have been held within the UAE, Qatar, and Kuwait.

Iran’s Overseas Ministry claimed the Palestinians had received a “historic victory” over Israel.

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“Congratulations to our Palestinian sisters and brothers for the historic victory. Your resistance compelled the aggressor to retreat,” ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh mentioned in a tweet

Iran additionally confirmed off an Iranian-made drone that reportedly has a variety of over 1,200 miles and named it “Gaza,” reported Reuters Friday.

The Related Press contributed to this report.



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