Diskin Briefs Cabinet on Hamas Activities in Jerusalem

[Ha'aretz] Barak Ravid - The head of the Israel Security Agency Yuval Diskin described the situation in eastern Jerusalem to the Israeli cabinet on Sunday. Sheikh Yousuf Qaradawi who lives in Qatar has granted $21 million to Hamas in order to buy buildings to be used by activists providing welfare services as a base for the organization. Qaradawi, 82, an Egyptian-born Muslim scholar with strong links to the Muslim Brotherhood, is a keen supporter of suicide bombings in Israel, which he describes as "martyrdom operations. Diskin also told cabinet ministers that the PA and its security forces have been working actively to thwart the sale of Palestinian land to Jews, particularly in eastern Jerusalem. He added that there had been a steady trickle into Gaza of foreigners linked to global jihad.

2009-07-20 06:00:00

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