Israel Sees Growing Involvement of Hizballah in Territories

(AP/Washington Times) - Ramit Plushnick-Masti Last Friday's attack in Netzarim was the latest of a series of Palestinian attacks with Hizballah's fingerprints. Hamas and Islamic Jihad spent weeks spying on Netzarim, planning the attack and waiting for ideal weather conditions - a pea-soup fog - to move in. Two gunmen, one of whom escaped, burst into the soldiers' sleeping quarters, spraying machine-gun fire in all directions. Hours later, the groups released a videotape that included surveillance footage - showing cars and bike riders moving along the town's roads - reminiscent of images Hizballah would release after successful attacks on the Israeli army.

2003-10-30 00:00:00

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