Iran's Threats to "Arm the West Bank" Must Be Taken Seriously

(Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) Lt. Col. (ret.) Michael Segall - Brig.-Gen. Amir Ali Hajizade, Iran's Revolutionary Guards' missiles and aerospace force commander, said on Aug. 24 that Iran will accelerate arming the Palestinians in the West Bank. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declared last month that the "events in Gaza" lead Iran to believe that the West Bank should be armed just like Gaza, and action must be taken in this direction. During the Gaza war, Hamas and Islamic Jihad launched Iranian-made rockets against Israeli civilians (Fajr 3 and 5), and Iranian know-how enabled them to manufacture thousands of rockets and mortar rounds. Iran also supplied the terrorist organizations with Austrian and Iranian-made sniper rifles. Iran also supplied the Palestinians with UAV technology used during the first days of the war.

2014-08-28 00:00:00

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