Hamas Weighing a Resumption of Suicide Bombings

(Jerusalem Post) Yaakov Lappin - Hamas is considering a resumption of suicide bombing attacks against Israeli civilians, Col. (res.) Jonathan Fighel, a former IDF Intelligence officer and researcher with the Interdisciplinary Center's Institute for Counterterrorism, warned on Tuesday. "We're seeing more and more Hamas flags in Hebron. The public atmosphere to Hamas is much more lenient. This allows for the creation of operational terror cells. Hamas is taking into consideration the renewal of suicide bombing attacks." "Hamas was using the so-called Hamas-Fatah reconciliation agreement as a vehicle to raise its profile in the West Bank," he added. "Hamas' strategy is to replace the PLO as the legitimate representative of the Palestinian people."

2011-09-15 00:00:00

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