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Will Iran deal mean more money for Hamas?

Now that sanctions have been lifted against Iran, Palestinian resistance factions in Gaza are waiting to see if Iran will restore or perhaps increase its military and financial support.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — As Palestinians hope for a potential windfall of support from Iran's newly restored wealth, some observers are warning them not to hold their breath.

Iran has provided financial and military support for some Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip, especially Hamas and the Islamic Jihad, since the early 1990s. But Iran dramatically reduced this support in early 2011, when the factions refused to take sides in the ongoing war in Syria.

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