BBSNews 2014-07-18 — The US News and World Report has filed an analysis that Hamas is not getting funding or rockets from Iran in this latest conflict that was brought on by Israel’s incessant land and resource theft from the Palestinians and urgent effort to keep the Palestinians split up.
Unlike the previous war in Gaza in 2012, Iran has not declared the same level of support for Hamas in its current fight against Israel. Also unlike the previous war, it has not taken credit for the rockets owned by Hamas and launched on Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa and Gush Dan.
Hamas has made sure to emphasize the locally made arsenal by giving these rockets purely Palestinian names, in light of the absence of the Iranian-made Fajr rocket … It is worth noting that in 2008, Hamas fought with open Iranian military support. Moreover, the rockets fired at Israel then were partly developed by Iranians. In the current war, Hamas has lost the support of its Iranian ally, who halted financial and military support after Hamas openly supported the Syrian revolt against President Bashar al-Assad. Additionally, the movement is facing a struggle from Egypt under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who closed the border tunnels through which Hamas obtained weapons.
To read more about the split between Hamas and Iran see: “With Little Help From Iran, Hamas Fights Israel With Homemade Rockets“.