Israel Rising in Priority on Al-Qaeda Target List

[AFP] "When the border was opened between Gaza and Egypt, I saw calls on forums for foreign fighters to come and infiltrate the Gaza Strip to lead the battle against Israel," said Dominique Thomas, a specialist on radical Islam at the School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS) in Paris. "Israel has assumed a heretofore unprecedented priority on the target list of al-Qaeda and its allies," said Michael Scheuer, former head of the CIA's bin Laden unit.

2008-02-27 01:00:00

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