Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Nidal al-Mughrabi still lying or clueless

In a story about Hamas launching a program to rebuild 1,000 homes in the Gaza Strip, Reuters correspondent Nidal al-Mughrabi wonders aloud where Hamas is getting its funding:
Hamas, shunned by the West for refusing to renounce violence, declined to disclose the project's cost or the source of its funding. International donations toward reconstruction in Gaza have been held up by Hamas's split with the Palestinian Authority controlling the West Bank...
A U.S. diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks quoted Egypt's intelligence chief Omar Suleiman as saying Iran was giving Hamas $25 million a month but Egypt was preventing funds from entering Gaza. Iran says its support for Hamas is diplomatic only.
Er, no.  Iran admitted as long ago as 2007 that it was bankrolling Hamas.

Will someone please get Nidal a newspaper?

UPDATE 1:30 PM: This is not the first time al-Mughrabi has perpetuated this myth.

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