by Benjamin Weinthal
JERUSALEM — Amid President Biden’s pledge to Israel President Isaac Herzog on Tuesday that America’s commitment to the security of the Jewish state is “ironclad,” a new think tank report reveals the U.S. has declined to designate a number of Iranian-backed entities as terrorist organizations.
Just weeks ago, Israel deployed nearly 2,000 troops to root out Palestinian terrorists who are backed by the Islamic Republic of Iran, according to Brig. Gen. (res.) Amir Avivi, a former deputy commander of the Israel Defense Forces’ Gaza Division.
Avivi told Fox News Digital, “For the last year and a half, Iran stated clearly that its main strategy is to make the Samaria region another Gaza.” Samaria is the biblical Hebrew name for a part of the West Bank. The entire West Bank is also known in Israel by its biblical name Judea and Samaria.