The Iranian government employs foreigners as anti-riot police and Palestinian Hamas members and Lebanese Hezbollah militiamen are currently assisting the regime in its attempt to crush massive street protests in the streets of Tehran.
According to Voice of America and Der Spiegel, there are as many as 5,000 Lebanese Hezbollah militiamen in Iran, being used to control the protesters. These militiamen are often easily identified by their screams in Arabic.
One protester in Tehran said, “my brother had his ribs beaten in by those Palestinian animals. Taking our people’s money is not enough – they are thirsty for our blood too.”
When asked if these militia fighters could have been mistaken for Lebanese Shiites, sent by Hezbollah, he rejected the idea. “Ask anyone, they will tell you the same thing. They [Palestinian extremists] are out beating Iranians in the streets… The more we gave this arrogant race, the more they want… We will not let them push us around in our own country.”
One newspaper said eight Palestinians with Jordanian passports were Hamas activists trained by Iranians and Hezbollah in Lebanon. They were reported for bashing protesters and killing one person.
A high ranking Palestinian security official in the West Bank said that, according to Palestinian intelligence sources, Iranian intelligence arrested about 20 militia volunteers, including eight Palestinians
A senior Hamas representative in Gaza denied Hamas involvement in these developments in Iran.
Hamas formally welcomed Ahmadinejad’s victory, which was expected, because they receive arms, training and funding from Iran. It has been long reported that Iran trains Hamas in terror tactics and weapons manufacture.
As yet unsubstantiated reports say Venezuela also sent anti-riot troops to Tehran to help Ahmadinejad.