While the world demanded that the Israelis stop the airstrikes that were destroying the infrastructure of Hamas and the terrorist organization itself calling for a truce, thousands of Hamas supporters took to the streets celebrating their “victory” after the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire took effect. 

Hamas Chief Thanks Iran for Weapons and Money

The world’s leading state-sponsor of terrorism was credited with supplying arms and cash to Hamas. Nonetheless, the Biden administration remains intent on removing economic sanctions from and restarting the nuclear talks with Iran, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Hamas chief and one of two disputed leaders of the Palestinian Authority, Ismail Haniyeh, dispelled the cause of the violence while thanking Iran for supplying Hamas with arms, rockets, and cash.

Hamas launched more than 4,000 rockets at Israel during the confrontation. While many were the crude Qassem rockets that are as likely to fall on Gaza territory as in Israel, Hamas now has plenty of more advanced rockets and technology from Iran. 

“This is a divine victory… This harsh blow will leave a deep impact on [Israel],” Haniyeh said according to the Times of Israel. “Praise to you, God, for this blessed, awesome victory,” he added.

“Jerusalem remains the center of the conflict,” he said from his office in Qatar where he remains hidden from Israeli airstrikes. He vowed that the violence will continue. 

Haniyeh also thanked “the Islamic Republic of Iran; who did not hold back with money, weapons and technical support.” 

“We will use the aid of other Arab countries as well,” he added.