Iran pulls Palestine from the margins

Yahya Sinwar (C), the new leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, arrives for the opening of a new mosque in Rafah town in the southern Gaza Strip on February 24, 2017. / AFP / SAID KHATIB (Photo credit should read SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran is intensifying its support for Palestinian groups in response to being put “on notice” by the Trump administration and reports of the United States’ trying to broker an intelligence-sharing relationship between Israel and Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other Arab states.

Ali Hashem writes from Tehran, “With regional wars intensifying from Yemen to Syria, and with US President Donald Trump having officially put Iran ‘on notice,’ the Islamic Republic has chosen to respond in a different manner.
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