Saudi Arabia and Islamic Terror

(Yediot Ahronot-Hebrew) - Smadar Perry The American government is dissatisfied with the slow pace of the elimination of underground Islamic terror cells in Saudi Arabia. Powell came to Sharm el-Sheikh to request an immediate and total end to all channels of Saudi funding for overt and covert activities in PA territory. American intelligence reports speak of four channels of funding used by hundreds of princes of the Saud family in Riyadh: salaries of PA officials; "encouragement" payments for the man in the Palestinian street; "compensation" for families of suicide bombers; and discreet "contributions" to fund Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

2003-06-09 00:00:00

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