Israeli Says Hamas Is Training Hundreds Abroad

[New York Times] Steven Erlanger - Hamas has sent hundreds of its fighters abroad for military training, most of them to Iran, the Israeli Army's deputy chief of staff says, and Israel has the names of more than 100 of them. Israel is watching as Hamas, in control of Gaza, is building an army there on the model of Hizbullah in southern Lebanon, said the deputy chief of staff, Maj. Gen. Moshe Kaplinsky, He said Hamas was constructing positions and fortifications, building tunnels for fighting and smuggling in explosives, antitank weapons and more sophisticated rockets through the Egyptian desert. Hamas now has improved antitank missiles and mortars and possesses manufactured Katyusha rockets with a range of 10.6 miles, which they are keeping in reserve.

2007-08-28 01:00:00

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