Egyptian and Jordanian Intelligence Chiefs: "Al-Qaeda is Leading the Battles in Gaza"

[Yediot Ahronot-Hebrew] Semadar Peri - According to the heads of Egyptian and Jordanian Intelligence, General Omar Sulayman and General Muhammad Dahbi, al-Qaeda caused the violation of the Mecca Agreement for a Palestinian unity government, the renewal of clashes between Hamas and Fatah, and the conversion of the strip into "Gazastan." Egyptian intelligence officers presented photographs of the warfare, arguing that "the type of fighting that is being waged now in Gaza is characteristic of the style of al-Qaeda Iraq." The intelligence chiefs expressed concern that the bloody clashes in Gaza will spill over to neighboring countries: Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia.

2007-06-13 01:00:00

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