A senior official with a U.S.-funded United Nations organization has come under scrutiny for delivering a speech this week before an anti-Israel organization that has been designated as a terrorist organization by the U.S. Treasury Department for providing funds to the terror group Hamas.
Chris Gunness, spokesman for the U.S. taxpayer-funded UN Relief Works Agency (UNRWA), which operates Palestinian refugee camps known for promoting terrorism against Israel, delivered a speech earlier this week before Interpal, a UK-based charity organization, which is listed as a specially designated global terrorist organization for funneling money to Hamas.
JERUSALEM – An Israeli couple were killed in a shooting attack on their car on the West Bank Thursday night while four of their children sat in the back seat. The children were uninjured.
Iran has increased funding to terror groups Hezbollah and Hamas in the wake of the nuclear agreement brokered with world powers in July.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday sanctioned four Hamas officials and financiers and a Saudi Arabia-based company controlled by one of them for providing financial support to the Palestinian militant group.
The Four Seasons hotel chain has come under fire for hosting a press conference this week in Doha, Qatar, by a top Hamas official who called for armed resistance “in all its forms” against Israel, according to a copy of the invitation for the event and video of the press conference.
Iran’s foreign ministry on Wednesday reiterated its support for Hamas and other anti-Israel terrorist groups and said that aiding those who “stand against the Zionist regime is a principle of Iran’s policy.”
Multiple senior officials in recent days have said that the Iranian nuclear deal will help the Islamic Republic fund its global terrorist operations, including the financial backing of Hamas and other regional groups, according to a briefing by an Israeli intelligence group.
Hamas militants claim that they captured a dolphin that was working as a spy for Israel, according to the Times of Israel.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held a meeting with Hamas leader Khalen Mashaal on Monday in Qatar and invited the terror leader to visit Moscow, according to regional reports.
JERUSALEM—Two of Israel’s principal adversaries, Hezbollah and Hamas, have experienced major setbacks in recent days, none of them connected to Israel.