Appearing on Iran’s state-run Press TV on Friday, Hamas chief Ismail Haniya expressed his thanks to the regime for providing funds and weapons to his Gaza-ruling terrorist organization, declaring that the recent 11-day conflict had thwarted Israel’s attempts at building ties with the Arab world.
“I cannot but thank [Iran] who brought forth money and weaponry to the valiant resistance,” Haniya said.
Haniya, speaking from Qatar where he currently resides, also addressed the deadly clashes in Israel’s mixed Arab-Jewish cities as well as the Jewish state’s four recent normalization agreements with Arab nations.
“This battle has destroyed the project of ‘coexistence’ with the Israeli occupation, of the project ‘normalization’ with Israel,” he said. “We saw our Arab and Islamic nation arose, from east to west, in all its components and factions, behind Jerusalem and Palestine and the resistance.”
The recent conflict, Haniya declared, “defeated the illusions of negotiations, defeated the deal of the century,” in reference to the Trump administration’s peace plan for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It also “defeated the projects of normalizing (relations) with the Zionist occupation,” referring to the Trump-brokered normalization deals between four Arab countries and Israel.
“Resistance is the best strategic choice for liberation and return,” Haniya said.
By “resistance,” Haniya means terrorism targeting Jewish children and other innocents, which Iran also supports. And the Biden administration lifted Trump’s sanctions on Iran, enabling their Jew- and America-hating agenda.