Cease-Fire Heightens Islamist Rhetoric
The U.S.-sponsored cease-fire between Hamas and Israel seems to have bolstered ties between Hamas and its Iranian sponsor -- and with Egypt, under Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.
Hamas, the Palestinian faction controlling the Gaza Strip, admitted that Iran supplied weapons used against Israel, and Hamas is considered the Palestinian branch of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood - the background from which Morsi comes.
Gaza-based terror chief Ismail Haniyeh and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke of the Hamas "victory" by phone over the weekend, Iran's semi-official FARS news agency reported. (continue reading...)