Iran Filling Political Vacuum?
The Washington Times reports how Iran is attempting to fill the vacuum left by the death of Yasser Arafat. Not only are they increasing support for Hezbollah,
now believed to direct over 50 separate (mostly secular-nationalist) Palestinian terror cells — a seven-fold increase since 2002.Fatah,
is said to be the most deeply penetrated. In 2004 alone, 38 separate Fatah cells were identifiedbut also the Palestinian Authority.
The other Islamist terror outfit in the Palestinian Authority, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, meanwhile, is already a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Islamic Republic — one whose resources have been dramatically increased by Tehran since mid-2002. It's no wonder that Israeli intelligence officials now say that Iran is "in control of terrorism in Israel." more