Saturday, June 1, 2013

Politically Savvy Hamas

Iran cuts Hamas funding over Syria

Iran has cut up to £15 million a month in funding for Hamas as punishment for the movement's backing for the uprising in Syria, the Palestinian Islamist group's leaders have admitted.

The two former close allies have also ceased military cooperation, effectively ending a warm relationship that saw Tehran provide weapons, technical know-how and military training to Hamas fighters.

The rupture has been caused by Hamas's refusal to toe the Iranian line by supporting President Bashar al-Assad, whose Alawite regime is religiously loosely related to the Shia Islam practiced by Iran's ruling theocracy.

This is not lose (temporally financially but there are can be easily replacement). In terms Palestinian distant from Iran, backing Syrian uprising is potential gain will be a huge, politically and financially.  Politically visionary savvy movement.  No political body will be successful backing a tyrant who committed genocide and destroys whole statehood.