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Hamas Backs Sunni Leadership in Yemen, Risking Another Rift With Iran

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Hamas is backing the embattled Sunni leadership in Yemen. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Ynet – Just as Hamas was finally beginning to mend ties with its Iranian patrons over its support for rebels fighting to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad, the Gaza rulers are once again testing their limits and risking another rift with Tehran by backing the embattled Sunni leadership in Yemen.

Hamas took a significant risk on Saturday, when it released a message of support for ousted the Yemeni president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, and as a consequence its support for the Saudi-led military operation in Yemen against the Shiite Houthi rebels, Iran’s allies, who have captured massive parts of the country and brought down the Sunni regime.

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