Iran Urging Islamic Jihad to Hit Israel Ahead of Election

(Ha'aretz) Amos Harel - Iran continues to urge Islamic Jihad to carry out terror attacks against Israel ahead of the Knesset elections, Israeli intelligence sources say. According to a senior source in the General Staff, the Islamic Jihad terror group seeks to confront Hamas with a dilemma - "whether to uphold the policy of calm toward Israel, as it has done until now." General Staff officials have identified a worrying trend among the independent Fatah groups - primarily in the West Bank - that have openly returned to terror since the movement's defeat in the elections. The fact that the PA is finding it hard to support these cells financially is pushing them into the arms of Islamic Jihad and Hizballah.

2006-03-13 00:00:00

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