Last week we noted that Hamas was betraying the Palestinian cause in a servile surrender to its Syrian and Iranian paymasters. By remaining silent as Syria shelled a Palestinian refugee camp in Latakia and cracking down on anti-Assad demonstrators in the Gaza Strip the allegedly pro-Palestinian movement was clearly placing the interests of foreign patrons above those of the Palestinian people.Apparently Hamas failed to abase itself deeply enough for the cold and relentless mullahs of Tehran. From Reuters:
[Several] diplomats cited Iran’s displeasure over Hamas’ refusal to hold rallies in support of Tehran’s ally, Assad, in Palestinian refugee camps in Syria after an uprising against his rule. Hamas’ leadership outside the Gaza Strip is headquartered in Damascus.In a sign of a cash crunch, the Hamas government in Gaza has failed to pay the July salaries of its 40,000 employees in the civil service and security forces. Hamas leaders promised full payments in August, but not all employees received their wages as scheduled on Sunday.
Silence isn’t enough when the dictator kills. You must dance and sing with joy.If the mullahs in Iran were trying to alienate Arab opinion and feed paranoia about the Persian menace they could hardly do a better job. The Iranians have been trying for years to build themselves up as the leaders of Islamic resistance to the Satanic Jews and their ruthless American enablers; now in their panic over their Syrian ally they have thrown all that away.Meanwhile, Hamas ends up with its reputation trashed and its pockets empty. Great moves, guys. Your final victory over those pesky Zionist infidels is only a matter of time.