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Gaza factions worry about fallout from Iranian protests

Hamas and Islamic Jihad are worried that the protests might impact Iran’s military and financial support.
Iranian women wave Palestinian and national flags during a march to condemn the ongoing Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, Palestine Square, Tehran, Iran, May 19, 2021.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The armed factions in the Gaza Strip are closely following up on the ongoing protests in Iran, fearing they would affect the funding and military support that the Iranian regime provides them with.

The ongoing popular protests were sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini in the custody of Iran’s morality police on Sept. 16 for allegedly wearing her hijab improperly.

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