Iran Gives Millions Annually to Islamic Jihad to Attack Israel - Gantz
Iran gives millions of dollars annually to Palestinian Islamic Jihad so that it can attack Israel, Defense Minister Benny Gantz said Thursday, August 11, as the dispute over the release of Palestinian prisoners threatened to undo the fragile Gaza ceasefire.
“Islamic Jihad has an open tab in Iran,” he said, adding: “Iran provides Islamic Jihad in Gaza with tens of millions of dollars per year.”
“Iran, via the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, transfers know-how and attempts to smuggle materials to Gaza, which are then used to build weapons aimed at civilians,” Gantz said.
He spoke during a joint press conference with his Cypriot counterpart, Charalambos Petrides, who visited Israel less than a week after the end of Operation Breaking Dawn in the Gaza Strip, in which the IDF attacked Islamic Jihad targets.
The terrorist group launched 1,100 rockets at Israel, including about 200 that never reached their target, but landed instead in Gaza. (JPost / VFI News)
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