Israel: Iran Experts Operating in Gaza

(Ha'aretz) Avi Issacharoff - Iranian military experts are active in Gaza and in Sinai, according to a high-ranking Israeli official who added that some of the rocket-launching systems in Gaza were manufactured under Iranian supervision. The senior source said that Islamic Jihad continued to fire rockets at Israel even after the recent cease-fire was announced because the Iranians pressured it to continue acting against Israel. He said "many Palestinian organizations use the Sinai peninsula as a convenient area for activity," and added that Libya has become a huge arms depot, from which weapons are transferred to Egypt and then to Gaza. He said Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh's visit to Tehran did not help resolve the differences between Hamas and Iran, which cut off funding to the Islamic movement. Hamas is now trying to raise money from the Arab Gulf states and Turkey. He further noted that senior PA officials have blamed Iran for sabotaging reconciliation talks between Hamas and Fatah.

2012-03-19 00:00:00

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