An Arab Backlash Against Hamas?

(Washington Times) Editorial - Hamas' relations with Jordan are worsening, and the same may be about to occur with Egypt. Hamas' most serious problem is with Jordan, where security forces last month arrested 20 of its members. Amman accuses Hamas of smuggling detonators, rocket launchers, and explosives into the country from Syria. Authorities believe Hamas was planning attacks against targets in Jordan. Security officials in Jordan have said they have a tape-recorded conversation between Khaled Meshaal, the Damascus-based chief of Hamas' ruling council, and a member of the terror cell targeting Jordan. Egypt's Interior Ministry said Tuesday that the three suicide bombers who attacked Dahab last month had been sent by an Egyptian jihadist to Gaza for training in bomb-making techniques, and that police had detained a number of Egyptians who trained in Gaza, one of whom admitted receiving a congratulatory message from "Palestinian elements" after the bombings were carried out.

2006-05-25 00:00:00

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