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Iran Deal Paved Way to Fund Terror Against Israel

Rabbi Eckstein speaking at an Adopt a Battalion event, under flags of Israel (Photo: Oren Nahshon)

Last week, it was reported that Iran is now giving thousands of dollars to families of terrorists who attack Israelis. Breaking Israel News' Ariella Mendlowitz reports that Rabbi Eckstein has spoken out against this, saying that last year's nuclear deal paved the way for Iran to fund terror against Israel:

Iran’s announcement on Thursday that it will pay the families of terrorists “comes as no surprise”, said Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, the founder and president of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship). According to Eckstein, the billions of dollars which Iran gained after sanctions were lifted, a move negotiated in the recent nuclear deal, are being used to “incentivize terror”.

Only last month, Secretary of State John Kerry said he expected some of the billions of dollars in sanctions relief will benefit terrorist groups. That expectation is now reality as the minimum payout for every family of the terrorist who is killed murdering Israelis and Jews is $7,000, with a possibility of growing to $30,000 if the family’s home is demolished by the IDF.

Eckstein urged the international community to recognize that the source of Iran’s funding for terrorism comes as a direct result of the nuclear deal payout. He holds the U.S. and P5+1 nations, who endorsed the deal, fully accountable for any deaths that come about as a direct result of this, saying, “If these Iranian payouts to terrorists spur even more terrorist attacks against innocent Israeli civilians, God forbid, then the blood of victims will be on the hands of those who signed this terrible deal.”

Further, Eckstein believes that the terror will not be limited to only Israel. Rather, the financial boost will encourage radical Islamic terror internationally. “Iran now has the means to foment more and more violence in Israel, across the Middle East, and around the world,” he said...

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