Islamic Jihad Rise in Gaza Challenges Hamas Rule

(Jerusalem Post) Yaakov Katz - Until about a year ago, Islamic Jihad was considered one of Hamas' proxies. In recent months though, Islamic Jihad has made an impressive leap in its capabilities and military infrastructure. This is a direct result of Iran's decision to divert funds traditionally allocated to Hamas to Islamic Jihad instead. The Iranian objective is to establish a force on Israel's southern border that will have capabilities and quantities like those of Hizbullah in Lebanon.

2011-12-12 00:00:00

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