June 27, 2007
Fatah Security Chief: Iran, Qatar Supported Hamas During Gaza 'Coup'Topics: Middle East News and Perspectives
The JP reports that former Fatah security chief Muhammed Dahlan accuses Iran and Qatar of providing Hamas with hundreds of millions of dollars:
[...] "I was not surprised by the coup in the Gaza Strip," Dahlan said. "I knew about Hamas's plans and I told different parties about this so we could try to thwart them."In other words, the U.S. and Israel are now pinning their hopes on peace between the hate-filled Palestinians and Israel, on Fatah - a hate-filled, terrorist-supporting group that has up to now supported Hamas - an even worse hate-filled terrorist group, which doesn't sound very promising to me!
Asked why the numerically superior Fatah-controlled PA security forces were rapidly defeated by Hamas, Dahlan said: "The Palestinian security establishment was never prepared for internal fighting.
"Since the beginning of the [second] intifada in 2000 our security forces faced systematic destruction by Israel. The Israelis destroyed 280 security installations in the past seven years and Hamas continued to destroy security installations before they launched their coup."
Dahlan pointed out that Hamas militiamen had raided the central prison in Gaza City and freed murderers. "They claim that they have just now liberated the Gaza Strip for the second time [after Israel's 2005 disengagement]," he said. "The Hamas men have Fatah blood on their hands. They forgot that Fatah protected them when they were being chased by Israel."
In the meantime, here's all you need to know about Hamas' agenda, methods and goals - in less than 2 minutes.
Posted by Richard at June 27, 2007 4:26 PM
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