Defense Minister Mofaz: Israel Must Defend Itself Against Iranian Threat

(Ynet News) Ronny Sofer - Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz told the Herzliya Conference Saturday evening that Iran transfers $100 million in financial assistance to Hizballah each year. Some of these funds are then funneled from Hizballah to Palestinian terror groups. Islamic Jihad cells in the West Bank received $10 million from Hizballah in 2005, double the amount provided in 2004. "The combination of an extremist regime with long-range ballistic capability, ongoing efforts to obtain nuclear weapons, and support of terror constitutes a danger not only to Israel, but to the entire world," he said. "The State of Israel will not be able to accept Iranian armament, and must prepare to defend itself," he added.

2006-01-23 00:00:00

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