Palestinians Told France That Iran Sponsored Gaza Violence

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A Palestinian protester hurls stones at Israeli troops at the Gaza border, Friday. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

The Palestinian Authority confirmed in a conversation with a French government official that Iran has been financing the riots on the Gaza border with Israel.

“Iran is fully financing and pushing the Hamas demonstrations,” the Palestinian ambassador to France told a government official last month, Israel’s Channel 10 reported on Tuesday evening.

“The PA has no choice but to support the demonstrations, because so many of the participants are demonstrating against the economic situation,” he said.

While Ramallah does not support the Hamas-led protests, the Palestinian ambassador said it “does condemn Israel’s response.”