Iran Plotting to Sabotage Gaza Cease-Fire

[Jerusalem Post] Yaakov Lappin - Iran is mobilizing Islamic Jihad in Gaza in an effort to sabotage the cease-fire between Hamas and Israel, the London-based Al-Quds al-Arabi reported Friday. A spokesman for Islamic Jihad's al-Quds Brigades in Gaza, Abu Anas, warned on Saturday that the truce's end was nearing. Commenting on the report, senior security analyst Yaakov Amidror told the Jerusalem Post that Hamas would not hesitate to use force to shut down Islamic Jihad to defend the cease-fire. "Islamic Jihad lives off of Iran. It is more similar to Hizbullah than to Hamas in this respect. Hamas cooperates with Iran, but Islamic Jihad is dependent on it. If Islamic Jihad attempts to undermine the cease-fire, Hamas will explain to them - in terms they understand - that it will have to pay for such a move," Amidror said.

2008-09-01 01:00:00

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