Amid the massive escalation in violence by Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, the Ayatollah of Iran tweeted in support of Hamas’ actions and called on others to support Hamas in solidarity using “the tools at their disposal.” Hundreds of missiles have been fired at Israel this week by the terrorist Islamist group.
All Palestinians, including those in Gaza, in Quds, in the West Bank, in the lands of 1948 and even those in refugee camps, form a single unit. They should adopt a #StrategyofCoalescence. Every part should defend other parts and under pressure use the tools at their disposal.
— Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) May 10, 2021
Palestinians are awake and determined. They must continue this path. One can only talk with the language of power with these criminals. They must increase their strength, stand strong, confront the enemy, and force them to stop their crimes. #FreePalestine
— Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) May 11, 2021
Hamas is heavily tied to and funded by Iran.
Because of all this, 44 Republicans have urged Joe Biden to withdraw from any further nuclear talks
The group of 44 Republicans led by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio asked Biden to immediately end ongoing negotiations with Iran in a letter sent Thursday morning. The senators said the U.S. shouldn’t continue to offer sanctions relief to Iranian leaders in light of ongoing hostilities between Israel, a top U.S. ally, and the Palestinian militant group Hamas, which receives funding from Iran.
The Republican members said of the violence caused by Hamas “this is troubling as members of your administration are currently in Vienna negotiating with Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism…In light of these recent attacks by Hamas against Israel, the United States should take all steps necessary to hold Tehran accountable and under no circumstances, provide sanctions relief to Iran,” the letter continued.
…The first sign of unrest took place around the al-Aqsa mosque, Islam’s third-holiest site, in Jerusalem on Saturday, The Guardian reported. Muslims praying at the site were angry about Israel’s stringent coronavirus restrictions preventing tens of thousands from entering the mosque and were upset at reports that Israeli authorities might soon evict Palestinians from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in Jerusalem, according to The Guardian.
…Meanwhile, the U.S. and a handful of Western nations are negotiating with Iran over the 2015 nuclear agreement. Former President Donald Trump withdrew from the agreement in 2018.
President Trump withdrewand imposed sanctions against Iran because it is a bad actor that was not abiding by the agreement and was also sowing unrest in the region. This does not worry Biden, as he promised to remove the sanctions if they agreed, once again, to abide by their original agreement. yet, their escalation of violence against Israel this week exemplifies their bad faith, perfectly.
…Rubio, Toomey and the other Republicans noted Thursday that Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei recently tweeted that Palestinians should “use the tools at their disposal” to attack Israel. In a follow up tweet, Khamenei said Palestinians “must increase their strength, stand strong, confront the enemy, and force them to stop their crimes.”
Khamenei has also labeled Israel a “despotic regime” and said it’s not a legitimate nation.
“The United States engaging in active negotiations with Iran and potentially providing billions of dollars in sanctions relief will no doubt contribute to Iran’s support of Hamas and other terrorist organizations who attack Americans and our allies,” the senators said in the letter to Biden.
Regardless of one’s feeling about foreign intervention in the middle east or Israel, one must wonder why anyone would possibly seek negotiations with a country like Iran and expect good faith. Especially when Iran does not fear Biden, knowing Biden is collapsing all of the monumental peace agreements from his predecessor, Donald Trump.
Given that peace had finally largely been achieved in the region on President Donald Trump, one must ask themselves who is creating more discord in the region: Hamas or Joe Biden?