Iran has reportedly recently agreed to increase its funding to the Hamas terrorist group by $30 million a month, according to Israel’s Channel 12 news agency.
During a meeting in Tehran with Hamas leaders last month, Iranian officials asked in exchange for the money, that the terrorist organization must collect information on the location of Israel’s missile stockpiles.
Israel’s ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, responded to the report by saying that “despite having a shortage of food or medicine, Iran and Hamas evidently have plenty of money for terror. and that “Israel is determined to act against all branches of Iran’s terrorist operations. ”
Hamas officials just left Tehran with reportedly an increase to $30 million/month in support. Despite lacking food or medicine, Iran/Hamas evidently have plenty of money for terror. Israel is determined to act against all branches of Iran's terror operations. pic.twitter.com/myZouPMKvT
— Ambassador Danny Danon | דני דנון (@dannydanon) August 5, 2019
Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has publically said that supporting Hamas “is an ideological and religious issue” and strongly condemned the Middle East peace plan put forward by the administration of US President Donald Trump.
Last week, Israeli intelligence officials said that Hamas and Iran had reached an agreement with Hamas, allowing them to open a war front against Israel from Gaza in the event of conflict breaking out with Iran’s allies on Israel’s northern border.