Toameh asserts that, emboldened by a lack of repercussions, the Iranian Regime’s goal in the middle east now is to eliminate the “Zionist entity”, and their influence is spreading to the terrorist group Hamas in Palestine.
Iran had previously denied financial and military aid to Hamas because they refused to support the Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, a key Iranian ally. Relations appear to have thawed however, which is terrible news for the peace process between Israel and Palestine.
Earlier this week, Osama Hamdan, a senior Hamas official, said: “Relations between Iran and Hamas are currently undergoing revitalization, and are moving in the right direction.”
The ‘right direction’ means that Iran will ally with Hamas against US ally Israel.
He continued: “Relations between Iran and Hamas extend over a period of 25 years. Undoubtedly, any flaw in this relationship has a negative impact. But this relationship is capable of renewing itself. This is a relationship that is based on supporting the resistance and the Palestinian cause.”
Toameh wrote: “In reality, Hamas and Iran have no meaningful ideological or strategic differences. Both share a common desire to destroy Israel and replace it with an Islamic empire. The two entities are also committed to an armed struggle against Israel and are vehemently opposed to any compromise with it… When it comes to the real agenda, such as destroying Israel and launching terror attacks, Iran and Hamas continue to be in total alignment.”
He states that Iran is only interested in undermining moderate Islamic and Arab tendencies, so he advises Donald Trump to take the Iranian threat seriously, lest it impact on another US ally.
Otherwise, the biggest losers will be Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and his Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank.
The PA have disavowed Iran’s meddling and support for terrorism, but Israel may prove their best ally in stopping the Iranian threat.
Toameh wrote: “Abbas has no choice but to work with Israel if he wishes to prevent Iran and its supporters from overthrowing his regime, and perhaps dragging him to the centre of Ramallah and hanging him as a traitor.”
Palestinian Secretary-General Saeb Erekat said: “Iran has no right to interfere in the internal affairs of the Palestinians. Iran must respect the particularity of our country. We hope that Iran will focus on placing Palestine back on the map and not intervene through this or that group.”