IDF: Iran Paying $195 Million Annually to Fund Anti-Israel Terrorist Groups

Supporters wave the flag of Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah as they watch the movement's leader Hassan Nasrallah give a televised speech from an undisclosed location during a rally held in the southern suburbs of Beirut on February 16, 2016
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The Jerusalem Post reports: Iran’s massive funding of terrorist groups that endanger Israel was exposed in shocking detail by IDF Military Intelligence chief Maj.- Gen. Hertzi Halevi on Wednesday. Speaking at the IDC Herzliya Conference, Halevi revealed that Iran is funding Hezbollah to the tune of $75 million a year, while paying $50m. of Hamas’s budget and approximately $70m. to Islamic Jihad.

Connecting Hamas’s alliance with Iran to recent criticism of Israel for the humanitarian situation in the Gaza strip, Halevi placed the blame for a lack of construction supplies and the electricity problem squarely on Hamas.

Israel has let into the Strip “four times the volume of building materials” required to build one of the world’s largest buildings, but “Hamas is using the materials for war, not rebuilding,” he said.

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