Why, of course. It’s patently obvious, isn’t it? Come on, admit it: you suspected all along.
While the Arab League is supporting Mahmoud Abbas and the new Palestinian government, the Iranian, Syrian and Qatari press have been publishing articles and statements supporting the Hamas takeover of Gaza. These articles and statements claimed that the internal Palestinian conflict results from a deliberate plot by the U.S., Israel and elements within Fatah, which left Hamas with no choice but to carry out a coup.
The following are excerpts:
Iranian Officials: America and Israel Are Behind the Internal Strife in Gaza
Ali Akbar Velayati, a member of Iran’s Foreign Relations Steering Council and international affairs advisor to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, said in an interview with the conservative Iranian daily Jomhouri-ye Eslami: “Israel and America are behind the conflicts [in Gaza]. They wanted the Palestinians to be preoccupied with their own [problems], instead of with the struggle against Israel. The Palestinians must understand that resistance and [internal] stability are the only way to rescue Palestine… The Palestinian people elected Hamas, and now it is standing firmly by Hamas…”(1)
Majlis Deputy Chairman Mohammad Reza Bahonar said in a June 19 Majlis session: “The Zionists are the enemies of Palestine and the Islamic world, and the conflict among the Palestinians, which was undoubtedly planned by America and Israel, is completely unacceptable…”(2)
So it goes. Read it all.