Source: Josh Hammer

In an unusually stark and blunt admission this week, Yahya Sinwar, chieftain of the Sunni sharia supremacist death cult Hamas, which was democratically elected to govern the Gaza Strip following Israel’s 2005 unilateral withdrawal from the area, openly admitted that the jihadist group takes funding from the terrorist Shiite sharia supremacist regime in Iran.

The leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip publicly admitted on Thursday that the terrorist group was getting military and financial backing from Iran.

“We have developed our capabilities,” the Israeli news site Mako quoted Yahya Sinwar saying at a Hamas rally in Gaza, “and we have received financial and military support from Iran.”

“We will only continue to improve our capabilities,” he pledged, and admitted, “If Iran didn’t support us in recent years, we wouldn’t have achieved what we achieved.”

Sinwar stated that the Grad rockets fired at Israel during the latest round of fighting in early May were of “Iranian manufacture.”

Iran is mainly known for funding Hamas rival Palestinian Islamic Jihad, which is a fellow terrorist group also operating in the Gaza Strip. Sunni nations Qatar and Turkey, by contrast, have emerged over the past decade as the chief benefactors of Hamas.

Since its unilateral withdrawal in 2005, Israel has been forced into three full-scale wars with Hamas, which routinely bludgeons Israeli civilians and metropolitan areas with indiscriminately fired terrorist rockets. In a March Daily Wire op-ed, I laid out the case for Israel to utterly destroy Hamas once and for all:

Try as the Israel Defense Forces might to keep on “mowing the grass” when the “infidel”-loathing jihadists of Hamas flare up in impulsive paroxysms of “anti-Zionism” Jew-hatred, the status quo in Gaza is completely unsustainable. No other sovereign country on Earth would deal so passively with such a cancerous threat living on its border — with its biggest civilian centers under constant fear of city-wide sirens signaling the incoming threat of crude Iran-manufactured rockets fired haphazardly from a bordering terroristic death cult. Indeed, no sovereign country on Earth should have to deal with such a threat. If the Sinaloa Cartel or Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion ever decided to shoot terrorist rockets at Texan or Arizonan ranchers, the United States would (rightfully) send in M1 Abrams tanks across the Rio Grande tomorrow. …

It is long past time for the Israeli government to commence a full-on, comprehensive land/air invasion to hunt down and permanently root out every last one of the Hamas leadership there. Israel surely has no interest in formally re-annexing Gaza — calamitous as Sharon’s withdrawal was, the Israeli government could not be any less interested in now re-absorbing the radicalized Arab populace there. And while the Israel Defense Forces would no doubt suffer high and tragic casualties as a result of a prolonged land invasion, one is forced to consider the tradeoff of inaction — the continuance of the status quo. And that status quo is truly terrible for all parties involved.

Hamas is merely the Palestinian-Arab branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, which is the preeminent Islamist group in the world and often serves as a “gateway drug” for more universally recognized extremist groups such as al-Qaeda, Islamic State, and Jamaat-e-Islami. The Brotherhood’s founding Egyptian preacher, Hassan al-Banna, described his ideology thus: “It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its law on all nations and to extend its power to the entire planet.” Today, Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, the Brotherhood’s spiritual leader who finds a comfortable home surrounded by terror-supporting emirs in Doha, publicly endorses suicide bombings against “infidels” such as U.S. soldiers deployed in the Middle East.