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August 18, 2015 8:31 pm

Fatah Terror Group Asks for More Money From Iran for Attack Tunnels to Israel

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The surprising length and level of completion of the Hamas terror tunnel, as exposed by the IDF, on March 21, 2014. Photo: IDF / Twitter.

The surprising length and level of completion of a Hamas terror tunnel, as exposed by the IDF, on March 21, 2014. Photo: IDF / Twitter.

The armed wing of the powerful Palestinian political party Fatah asked Iran for more funding to organize attacks against Israel in an interview with Iran’s Arabic news outlet Al-Alam, as reported by Palestinian Media Watch on Tuesday.

Speaking from a “3.5-kilometer long” underground attack tunnel in the Gaza Strip, a fighter from Fatah’s Al-Aqsa Martyr’s Brigade said the group spends “all its time trying to get money to fulfill our duty concerning our occupied lands” — referring to all of Israel — “and liberate them from the Zionist entity. This is why we are asking [for money] … especially [from] Iran, which is a known longtime supporter of the [Palestinian armed] resistance and the Palestinian cause,” according to Palestinian Media Watch.

Israel spent much of Operation Protective Edge last summer confronting the vast network of subterranean tunnels dug out by Gazan militants, not only to smuggle materials, but also to evade Israeli Air Force strikes and to launch attacks into Israel, where some of these tunnels ultimately led.

The IDF says it destroyed 32 such cross-border tunnels during the war last summer, Israeli leaders said the infrastructure was developed with money not just from Iran, but also Qatar and Turkey.

In April, the Daily Telegraph reported according to intelligence sources that Iran has already provided Gaza-ruling Hamas with tens of millions of dollars to rebuild the vast tunnel network, though some tension was raised between the terror group and Tehran after Hamas officials flew to Iranian foe Saudi Arabia last month for meetings with high-level officials.

The Fatah party is the dominant player in the Palestinian Authority, with President Mahmoud Abbas serving as its chairman. The political arm of Fatah was booted however from the Gaza Strip in 2007 when Hamas militants took over the coastal enclave and established an Islamist government, though a tenuous reconciliation was struck between the two parties in Egypt last year.

An official from the Palestinian Liberation Organization  — also dominated by Fatah — announced last week that Abbas would be visiting Iran for the first time since 2012, this November.

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  • zadimel

    The local terrorist bunch known as Fatah should be given fair warning that any missiles coming from their fellow Fatah savages in Gaza directed at Israel will be met with immediate retaliation against Hamas and Fatah wherever they may be positioned.

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  • Names are pouring in, please help. Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg

    Ask your rabbi to add his/her name:

    Petition: We do not sit idle and keep silence!

    Petition to counteract the 340 rabbis who are for the deal with Iran and the fallout that ensues.

    Here are the names of the injurious to the world, dangerous and delusional so called American-Jews who call themselves “Rabbi”: http://www.ameinu.net/newsroom/press-release/340-rabbis-urge-congress-to-support-nuclear-deal-with-iran/


    We, the Rabbis, headed by Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg, strongly oppose the injurious and dangerous deal Obama conceded to sign with Iran that allows easing the sanctions already in place before the Iranian nuclear threat has been completely eliminated. Any agreement with Iran that allows the fanatics in Iran to enrich uranium, that lacks ‘anytime, anywhere’ inspections, is extremely dangerous and unacceptable to any American who has America’s security at heart.

    This deal with Iran is a very bad deal, far worse than no deal and must be diametrically rejected. The sanctions, crippling Iran’s economy had succeeded in weakening Iran’s negotiating position. Obama gave this terrorist regime a lifeline.

    In order to force Iran to completely abandon its nuclear program, the best course or action, we still have available to us now, is to maintain harsh economic sanctions, regardless of what other nations have rushed to do with Iran, not thinking about the far reaching consequences. The current deal, Obama is so eager to approve, provides Iran with hundreds of billions of dollars of economic relief that will fuel Iran’s support for terror around the world and give a boost to its Middle East hegemony dream.

    Israel’s very existence is at stake with this agreement. There can be no compromise with or appeasement of a regime that is committed to the destruction of the state of Israel. The Jewish People cannot, must not and will not be threatened with another Holocaust by ideological madness.

    The United States, in particular, and the international community, at large, must keep the pressure on Iran with harsher sanctions and demand that its nuclear program be completely dismantled. A nuclear Iran is a threat not only to the United States – the great Satan – and Israel – the small Satan – but to the entire free world.

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