Palestinian Opinion Leaders Becoming Shi'ites

[Ha'aretz] Avi Issacharoff - Last week, Israeli security forces operating in Bethlehem killed Mohammed Shehadeh, a senior commander in Islamic Jihad who had become a Shi'ite Muslim. One of Shehadeh's friends said that many Palestinian opinion leaders are now joining the ranks of the Shi'ites. He named Issa Batat, one of Islamic Jihad's senior commanders in the Bethlehem area, who is serving a sentence inside an Israeli prison, and Mohammed Kawamleh, a Jihad member who is still wanted by Israel's security services.

2008-03-19 01:00:00

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