IDF: Iran-Trained Terrorist Arrested in Gaza Raid

[Ha'aretz] Yuval Azoulay - The Israel Defense Forces and the Shin Bet arrested senior terrorist Ala Abu Medif in Gaza last month who had undergone training in Iran, according to an IDF statement released Monday. Abu Medif left Gaza in May 2007 for Iran where he was taught how to plan bombing attacks on specific Israeli buildings. He also was involved in mortar fire toward Israel and had volunteered to carry out a suicide attack. Officials said his arrest proves that Iran is directly involved in Palestinian terrorism.

2008-05-19 01:00:00

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