Iranian special forces support Hamas against Israel

Iranian special forces support Hamas against Israel 2

Iranian special forces support Hamas against Israel

`Iran always stands with Palestine and condemns Israel for its actions against international law and conventions,` said Brigadier General Ismail Qaani, commander of the Quds Task Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC),

In another phone conversation with Ziyad al-Nakhlah, secretary general of the Hamas movement, General Qaani affirmed that Tehran supports `the right of the Palestinian people to confront the aggression and crimes of the restorationist enemies.`

Palestinians remove the body of a baby from the rubble in the Rimal residential area in Gaza on May 16, after an Israeli airstrike.

The Quds Task Force is a unit specializing in overseas operations of the IRGC.

Iran does not recognize the state of Israel, and has always supported Palestine since the 1979 revolution. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, this month criticized Israel as `not a country, but a terrorist base`.

Iran has long been considered a major sponsor of the Hamas movement.

Tensions escalated between Israel and Palestine after Israeli police restricted access to the Jerusalem Old City area during Ramadan, threatening to expel a number of Palestinian families who have lived in East Jerusalem for many years, to make room for Jews.

News of the expulsion order prompted Palestinians to protest and clash with Israeli riot police for days outside the Al-Aqsa mosque in east Jerusalem, a holy site for Muslims.

Iranian special forces support Hamas against Israel

Origins of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

The Hamas movement then launched rockets from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory, causing the country’s air force to respond.

Palestinian armed groups launched at least 2,300 rockets into Israel, killing 10 people, including a child and a soldier, and injuring more than 560 Israelis.

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