Iran reportedly helping Hamas rebuild Gaza tunnels for attacks on Israel
According to Con Coughlin of the U.K. Telegraph:
Iran has sent Hamas’s military wing tens of millions of dollars to help it rebuild the network of tunnels in Gaza destroyed by Israel’s invasion last summer, intelligence sources have told The Sunday Telegraph.
It is also funding new missile supplies to replenish stocks used to bombard residential neighbourhoods in Israel during the war, code-named Operation Protective Edge by Israel.
The renewed funding is a sign that the two old allies are putting behind them a rift caused by the conflict in Syria, where Shia Iran is backing President Bashar al-Assad against Hamas’s mainly Sunni allies.
ISIS, Iran’s enemy in Syria, reportedly just beheaded one of Hamas’s leaders in Syria, something that would tend to push Hamas into the embrace of the mullahs.
But of course, Iran is supposed to be our negotiation partner, and worthy of trust.
Iran desperately wants to destroy Israel, and Hamas could well be a vehicle for smuggling nuclear weapons into Israel. That is obviously of no great concern to President Obama.
Hat tip: The Blaze