Iranian ambassador to Lebanon Ghazanfar Roknabadi attends a ceremony in Beirut's southern suburbs, Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Israel Thursday denounced an Iranian decision to give thousands of dollars to relatives of Palestinians killed during Israeli-Palestinian violence that has soared in recent months.Iran will also give $30,000 to Palestinian families whose homes have been destroyed by Israel because a member is accused of carrying out an anti-Israeli attack, he told a news conference in Beirut.Iran and Israel are ardent foes.Israel fears the money will be used to finance what they believe is Iranian mischief in the region and to support groups fighting against the Jewish state such as Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Hezbollah.
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