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Iran is Arming West Bank Palestinians, Militia Chief Says

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The Iranian flag. Iranian leaders are blaming the raids by the Jihadist group ISIS in Iraq on Israel and the U.S. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. – Iranian Basij militia chief Mohammad Reza Naqdi, who is in charge of his country’s paramilitary network, said that Iran has started arming Palestinians in the West Bank in their fight against Israel.

“Arming the West Bank has started and weapons will be supplied to the people of this region,” Naqdi said, adding that most of Hamas’s arsenal and military knowledge in the recent Gaza conflict had already been supplied by Iran, the Fars News Agencyreported.

“The Zionists should know that the next war won’t be confined to the present borders and the Mujahedeen (jihadists) will push them back,” he said.

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Earlier this week, Iranian state TV broadcast footage of what it said was an Israeli drone shot down near an Iranian nuclear site. The drone did not display any visible Israeli identification.

“We will accelerate the arming of the West Bank and we reserve the right to give any response” to the drone, said a statement by General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the aerial forces of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, according to

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