by: Kate Norman
Tuesday, 13 December 2022 | The Iranian regime is known as the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism—but as the sponsor is facing a financial crisis, the flow of funds are halting to its beneficiaries in the Holy Land.
Arabic Jerusalem-based newspaper Al-Quds reported recently, citing unnamed sources in Lebanon, that Iran has cut off its funding for several of its terrorist proxies operating in and around Israel.
The decision was reportedly made about three months ago—around the same time the protests began in Iran that have rocked the nation and caused an internal crisis.
That crisis is now trickling down to Tehran’s terror proxies, particularly within the Gaza Strip, according to the report.
Though the report did not name specifically which groups were cut off from funding, i24news noted that the main factions who receive funding from Iran are Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).
And the funding affects the organizations deeply, as the sources reportedly revealed that Iran’s money pays salaries for leaders of the various groups and also covers costs for their “various activities.”
The cut funding also means some of Iran’s beneficiaries will not be able to keep their electricity running, according to the report, including media outlets for terrorist organizations.
A “well-informed military source” from PIJ in Gaza recently told Al-Monitor that the Iranian protests are a concern for the PIJ leadership. “We are concerned the protests will also affect the future of Iran’s financial and military support,” Al-Monitor quoted the source as saying.
Those fears apparently have come true, as Iran is having to put out its own fires rather than starting others across the region.
Posted on December 13, 2022
Source: (Bridges for Peace, December 13, 2022)
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