US Envoy Slams Hamas’ Use of Iranian ‘Blood Money’
The Fellowship | February 5, 2018
In today’s Daily Dispatch, Stand for Israel tells you about how Israel has stopped a shipment of explosives from entering the Gaza Strip. And now, The Jerusalem Post’s Eytan Halon reports that U.S. envoy Jason Greenblatt has spoken out against Hamas’ use of Iranian funds for terrorist purposes:
Following the revelation that Israel had foiled an attempt to smuggle explosive material hidden inside medical supplies into the Gaza Strip, Greenblatt took to Twitter to angrily condemn Iranian funding of terror and Hamas’s use of these funds to finance attacks on Israel.
“Hamas should be improving the lives of those it purports to govern, but instead chooses to increase violence and cause misery for the people of Gaza,” the US envoy wrote. “Imagine what the people of Gaza could do with the $100 million Iran gives Hamas annually that Hamas uses for weapons and tunnels to attack Israel!”
Greenblatt also condemned Iranian funding of terror across the Middle East, stating that the money should be invested domestically.
“Iran spends almost a billion dollars a year sponsoring terrorism in Lebanon, Israel and West Bank/Gaza. This blood money only increases violence and does nothing to help the Palestinian people,” Greenblatt wrote.
“The corrupt regime in Tehran squanders the resources of the Iranian people on military adventures throughout the region instead of investing at home and promoting peace abroad.”