Israel condemns Iranian announcement of financial support for Palestinian terrorists

February 24, 2016 21:20

Ofir Gendelman, a spokesman for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel condemned the Iranian ambassador to Lebanon's declaration on Wednesday that the Islamic Republic would support financially Palestinian terrorists and their families.

"This demonstrates again Iran's role in encouraging terror," Gendelman tweeted.

The Iranian ambassador announced his country's support for the "Jerusalem intifada" that Israel has been witnessing for the past five months

Speaking at a press conference in Beirut on Wednesday, with the participation of several leaders of Palestinian factions, Iranian ambassador to Lebanon, Mohammad Fathali, said: "Continuing Iran's support for the oppressed Palestinian people, Iran announces the provision of financial aid to families of Palestinian martyrs who were killed in the "Jerusalem intifada."

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