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Reports of Hamas in Iran

I’ve seen dozens of reports that Hezbollah fighters have been imported from Lebanon as instruments of internal repression. This has happened before, and I seriously doubt these reports are just rumors.

A few Iranians are now saying thugs from Hamas are being imported. It’s too soon to say for sure, but it’s possible.

“The most important thing that I believe people outside of Iran should be aware of,” the young man went on, “is the participation of Palestinian forces in these riots.”

Another protester, who spoke as he carried a kitchen knife in one hand and a stone in the other, also cited the presence of Hamas in Teheran.

On Monday, he said, “my brother had his ribs beaten in by those Palestinian animals. Taking our people’s money is not enough, they are thirsty for our blood too.”

It was ironic, this man said, that the victorious Ahmadinejad “tells us to pray for the young Palestinians, suffering at the hands of Israel.” His hope, he added, was that Israel would “come to its senses” and ruthlessly deal with the Palestinians.


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