IDF: Five Gaza Flotilla Activists Linked to Hamas, Al-Qaeda

(Ha'aretz) Anshel Pfeffer - The Israel Defense Forces revealed on Sunday that five of the pro-Palestinian activists aboard the Turkish-flagged ship it intercepted last week have links to Hamas and Islamic Jihad. They include Hassan Iynasi, 28, a Turkish citizen who belongs to an Islamic charity and regularly contributed financial assistance to Islamic Jihad; Hussein Urosh, a supporter of the Turkish IHH who was planning to help bring al-Qaeda militants from Turkey to Gaza; and Ahmad Umimon, 51, a Moroccan-born resident of France and allegedly a member of Hamas.

2010-06-07 10:04:09

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