With Iran flush with cash from eased sanctions, those who stand for Israel and for freedom have worried that said money will go to fund terror. The Times of Israel's Raoul Wootliff reports that this is already a reality, with Iran pledging thousands of dollars to families of terrorists killed while attacking Israelis:
Mohammad Fateh Ali said Tehran will give $7,000 to families of “martyrs of the intifada in occupied Jerusalem” and a further “$30,000 to every family whose home the occupation has demolished for the participation of one of its sons,” according to local news reports.
Twenty-nine Israelis and three non-Israelis have been killed in a wave of Palestinian terrorist attacks and violence since October, during which over 170 Palestinians have also been killed, some two-thirds of them while attacking Israelis, and the rest during clashes with troops, according to the Israeli army.
Jerusalem slammed the announcement saying it was another example of Iran’s continued aggression towards Israel.
“This is further proof of Iran’s deep involvement in support for anti-Israeli terrorism,” read a Foreign Ministry statement. “After the [nuclear] agreement with world powers, Iran has allowed itself to continue as a major player in international terrorism.”
Israeli officials have warned that the lifting of sanctions on Iran would free up billions of dollars that Tehran could funnel into funding terror activities.
Tehran reportedly upped financial support to Hamas, the Gaza-based terror group, after signing of the nuclear deal with Western powers last July.