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Old 05-18-2019, 12:04 AM
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Originally Posted by asahi View Post
Minor quibble, but AFAIK, Iran supports Hezbollah, not necessarily Hamas, PLO/PA, or Islamic Jihad. I know it can be difficult to keep track of them all, but for accuracy's sake...
Iran has traditionally been a backer of Islamic Jihad for reasons of ideology as well as simple anti-Israelism. PIJ is...peculiar, ideologically. They're Sunni activists who were very impressed by the Iranian revolution.

Hamas has intermittently received support from Iran, but there are a few more ideological barriers and some political differences there, particularly as regards Syria.

Rather similarly with the PLO, but with a somewhat different set of ideological/political barriers than Hamas. Closer relations were to be had before the rise to prominence of more radical groups like Hamas and PIJ.

Last edited by Tamerlane; 05-18-2019 at 12:08 AM.