by Qassem Qassem, Al-Akhbar English
Iran and Hamas have almost mended their relationship, even though Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal has yet to visit Tehran. The two sides held long discussions in the last few days, which culminated with the Hamas delegation passing on the requests of their military wing, the al-Qassam Brigades. These included requests for supplies of Iranian weapons in preparation for any future conflicts.
Hamas’ political experience with the so-called “moderate Arabs,” and those close to the Muslim Brotherhood, has shown that Iranian support for the Palestinian cause and resistance to the Israeli occupation is more consistent. According to Hamas leaders, the last Israeli attack on Gaza — the third in six years — showed that the axis of Arab moderates, with which the organization tried to establish closer relations, stood against Hamas during the war. Continue reading Hamas About To Officially Return to the Resistance Axis
by Ben Caspit, Al-Monitor
n the battle waged over the narrative of Operation Protective Edge (July-August 2014), in which both sides declared victory, it appears that the Palestinians have scored a significant achievement: Muhammed al-Deif, the Hamas chief of staff and No. 1 on Israel’s “most wanted list” who has survived numerous assassination attempts, has survived this time as well. It is clear; no more question marks; the uncertainty has disappeared: Deif is alive.
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — The general commander of Hamas’ military wing Muhammad Deif sent a letter of condolence to Hezbollah chief Hasan Nasrallah after an Israeli airstrike on Syria killed six fighters from the group.
Deputy chief of Hamas’ political bureau, Ismail Haniyeh, also sent a letter to the Lebanese group’s leader following the airstrike.
In the letter, seen by Ma’an, Deif said that resistance forces should join into one project against Israel, “the real enemy of the nation.” Continue reading Hamas military chief sends condolences to Hizbullah