Meet the Hamas Military Leadership

[Jerusalem Post] Yaakov Katz - Ahmed Ja'abri is believed to be the Hamas "chief of staff," replacing arch-terrorist Muhammad Deif. Ja'abri is credited with the current Hamas build-up and is believed to be far more extreme than its political echelon. The Palestinians in Gaza have an army of close to 20,000 armed men, among them at least 15,000 Hamas operatives. The rest are from Islamic Jihad, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and the Popular Resistance Committees. IDF officers like to say that Israel can conquer the entire Gaza Strip within days. The difficult part is holding on to the territory against Hamas guerrilla warfare.

2008-12-22 06:00:00

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