Recently, Hamas made the claim that it no longer receives funding from Iran - a claim that few who stand against the terror group, and for Israel, believe. But today, The Times of Israel reports that Iran, itself, says it is still funding Hamas in order to support the fight against the Jewish state:
An Iranian official on Monday rejected reports that Tehran has ceased funding the Palestinian terror group Hamas, and stressed that supporting the fight against Israel remains a “principled policy,” the semi-official Tasnim news agency said.
Speaking at his weekly press conference in Tehran, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari rejected media reports that funding for the Gaza-based group ceased in 2009.
Ansari said that supporting “Palestinian resistance movements” is part of Iran’s foreign policy, according to the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency.
He called the Palestinian issue “pivotal and basic” for Muslims, according to the agency.