Prime Minister Netanyahu asserted that “while we’re fighting on various fronts, the true backer of much of this aggression is Iran. Iran not only supports completely the Islamic Jihad in Gaza, and gives them all the finance, they also give weapons to Hamas as well as to Hizbollah and they provide the scaffolding on which these organisations really work”. He also indicated that “a few days ago, Iran sent an armed drone from Iraq or from Syria… which our forces intercepted on the border between Israel and Jordan and that I think says everything on the true patron of terror in the Middle East and in the world: Iran”. In related remarks, Netanyahu contended that “the support for Hamas and Islamic Jihad comes from Iran. If you take away Iranian support, both of them would collapse in two weeks”.
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