A senior Hamas official, Mahmoud al-Zahar, has asked Iran and Lebanon’s Hezbollah to supply the Palestinian group with more financial and military aid to help it fight Israel, the Tehran Times reported Sunday.

“We stretch our hand of cooperation for materializing the Palestinian cause, because Palestine is an essential issue and more efforts should be put into it,” al-Zahar said in an interview with Al-Manar TV channel on Saturday, according to the Fars news agency.

He also asked Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah to increase his group’s cooperation and coordination with Hamas. […]