A senior Hamas organizer in Gaza publicly admitted Tuesday that his organization consults with Iranian officials on a “daily basis,” further undermining the mainstream media’s narrative that Israeli forces were targeting “peaceful protesters” during last week’s riots.
Hamas leader Yahya al-Sinwar was speaking with regional news when he outlined the terror networks deep ties to the Islamic Republic, saying Iran helps his group with “money, equipment, and expertise.”
Hamas Leader in Gaza Yahya Sinwar: We Are Coordinating with Hizbullah, Iran on an Almost Daily Basis pic.twitter.com/9lqKbkQ9xO
— MEMRI (@MEMRIReports) May 22, 2018
“Our resistance in the Gaza Strip has greatly developed its capabilities, first and foremost thanks to Allah, but also with the help of the righteous free men of our nation—first and foremost the Islamic Republic of Iran,” he told one reporter.
“We work together and coordinate and are in touch on an almost daily basis. The relations are at the best stage ever,” Al-Sinwar added.
Watch the Hamas leader’s admission above.
BRINK OF WAR: Israel DESTROYS Iranian Forces in Syria After Rocket Attack
The Israeli Defense Forces launched an “unprecedented” counterstrike following an Iranian missile attack on the Golan Heights Thursday, destroying “nearly all” of the Islamic Republic’s military infrastructure throughout Syria.
Israeli officials confirmed they deployed fighter jets and used missiles to hit a wide range of targets across Syria, including military compounds, intelligence operations, warehouses, and other Iranian sites.
“The IDF will not allow the Iranian threat to establish itself in Syria. The Syrian regime will be held accountable for everything happening in its territory,” the press release read. “The IDF is prepared for a wide variety of scenarios.”
The Israeli Air Force destroyed "nearly all" of Iran's military infrastructure in Syria, according to Israel's defense minister, Avigdor Lieberman https://t.co/eG1ucSwYKY
— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 10, 2018
The fierce attack came just moments after Syrian-based Iranian forces fired roughly 20 rockets into northern Israel.
The United States slammed the Iranian missile strike Thursday, adding the US “strongly supports” Israel’s efforts to defend itself.
“The United States condemns the Iranian regime’s provocative rocket attack from Syria against Israeli citizens, and we strongly support Israel’s right to act in self-defense,” Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement. “The Iranian regime’s deployment into Syria of offensive rocket and missile systems aimed at Israel is an unacceptable and highly dangerous development for the entire Middle East.”
HAMAS ADMISSION: Terror Group Says ’50 MEMBERS’ Killed in Gaza Riots
A senior Hamas leader publicly admitted Wednesday that at least “50 members” of the terror organization were killed during clashes with Israeli Defense Forces in Gaza; smashing the United Nations’ claim that the riots were “peaceful protests.”
Hamas organizer Salah Bardawil made the stunning admission while speaking with reporters this week; saying “If 62 people” were killed, then 50 were members of the international terror organization.
Hamas official, Dr. Salah Al-Bardawil is clear about terrorist involvement in the riots pic.twitter.com/p5My6JGQRr
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) May 16, 2018
“Senior Hamas official sets the record straight on who was killed in last Hamas-orchestrated riots: ‘50 of the 62 martyrs were Hamas’. Take his word for it. This was no peaceful protest,” said a spokesperson for the Israeli Defense Forces.
The revelation comes just one day after US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley blocked a resolution that called for an independent investigation into the “peaceful protests.”