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Why Is Hamas Courting Iran and the Palestinian Authority?

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Why Is Hamas Courting Iran and the Palestinian Authority?

by Khaled Abu Toameh
January 13, 2014

Hamas does not recognize Israel’s right to exist and is vehemently opposed to the current U.S.-sponsored peace talks. Hamas wants unity with the Palestinian Authority … to bring [the peace process] to a halt.

Hamas is desperate for cash and the only two parties that could help rid it of its crisis are Iran and the Palestinian Authority. Abbas told Jordanian parliamentarians during a meeting in his office that 58% of the Palestinian Authority budget goes to the Gaza Strip.

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