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Will new US sanctions affect Iran’s support for Hamas?

While some believe new US sanctions will affect Iran’s economy and subsequently its financial support for Palestinian factions, others say this support is atop Iran’s priorities and won't stop.
A Palestinian woman walks next to a banner that reads "Thanks and gratitude to Iran" in Gaza City November 27, 2012. Senior Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahar showed how fragile the ceasefire between Israel and Palestinians remained, with defiant remarks to reporters recently of how the Islamists would go on smuggling in weapons "by all possible means", including via Israel's arch-foe Iran. REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot (GAZA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT) - GM1E8BR1MY501
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on May 8 and the new sanctions imposed on Iran on May 10 have raised questions about their impact on Iran’s military and financial support for Palestinian factions, specifically Hamas and the Islamic Jihad.

Iran resumed support for Hamas and Islamic Jihad in May 2017. This support had been suspended at the end of 2015 as the two movements opted for impartiality in the conflicts in Syria and Yemen.

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