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Hamas movement got $22m from slain Iranian commander Soleimani in 2006

According to a senior Hamas official, a delegation from the Palestinian militant group Hamas received, during a visit to Tehran in 2006, $22 million in cash from slain Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) commander Qassem Soleimani.

Indeed, Mahmoud al-Zahar, former foreign minister and senior Hamas leader, related during in an interview with Iran’s Arabic-language television network al-Alam on Sunday that he discussed some of the Palestinian financial problems group faced during a gathering with Soleimani.

Al-Zahar stated: The following day, I found $22 million in bags at the airport when the delegation was about to leave Tehran, adding: We had agreed on a higher amount, but we were only nine people, and we could not carry any more cash due to baggage allowance.

During the past decade, Iranian protesters have expressed their opposition to Tehran’s foreign policies and external funding, accusing the regime of spending the resources of the country on proxy groups.

It should be noted that Soleimani, the abroad arms of the IRGC, who led the Quds Force, was murdered in a US airstrike at Baghdad’s international airport on January 3. There is actually increased worry about what Iran or its militias might do before the first anniversary of Soleimani’s death.

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