Hizballah's Timing No Coincidence

(Jerusalem Post) David Rudge - According to Israeli analysts, the attack was probably intended as a message of support to radical Palestinian terror groups to continue the "armed struggle." However, according to Prof. Gabriel Ben-Dor, director of the University of Haifa's National Security Studies Center, the operation is also a sign that Hizballah is in trouble and needs to justify the continued existence of its military arm. "Hizballah is trying to make its presence felt and I anticipate more of the same in the future. As the political process between Israel and the Palestinians gains momentum, Hizballah can be expected to try and subvert it by initiating hostilities whenever and wherever it can."

2005-01-10 00:00:00

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