The United States sanctioned on Thursday four Iran-linked individuals for moving money from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to the Palestinian militant group Hamas.
In addition to Jamaal Trust Bank, Treasury also hit four Hamas financiers. The key to understanding these targets is their financial ties to Iran. To be clear: Hamas must be seen as an Iran proxy, just like Hezbollah, PIJ or Shiite militias.— Jonathan Schanzer (@JSchanzer) August 29, 2019
They’re all funded, armed, trained & supported by the regime in Tehran. Hamas is often excluded from this list and treated differently because it is Sunni or because of its Palestinian nationalist focus. But the money trail doesn’t lie. Nor does the intel behind Treasury’s work— Jonathan Schanzer (@JSchanzer) August 29, 2019