I am not a big believer in coincidence. When I see that terrorism has increased since the signing of the merger of the Palestinian terror groups its time to to sit up and take notice. So when the rest of the world is debating how they are going to teach Hamas that we are suckers and will give in to their terror. Fatah and Hamas (I wonder if the merged group will be Fatass ?) has stopped killing each other so they can kill more Israeli Jews.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007 / 25 Shevat 5767
With the signing of the Fatah-Hamas agreement and the Mughrabi Gate excavations, Palestinian terrorism has increased in recent days – as have signs of Hizbullah involvement.
Meanwhile, the IDF has not let up in its attempts to arrest wanted terrorists. Arutz-7’s Kobi Finkler reports that terrorists arrested last month revealed their ties with Hizbullah terrorists in Lebanon. One illegal Arab alien was arrested while gathering information on civilian infrastructures in Israel – at the behest of Hizbullah.
Especially over the last two years, Hizbullah has been increasing gathering information on Israel’s security apparatus, civilian infrastructures such as electricity, energy and chemicals, and IDF deployment along the northern border. Hizbullah – funded and supervised by Iran – is also interested in Israeli politics and public opinion.
A security officer told Finkler that Hizbullah is developing a wide array of agents and sources in Israel for its information. In addition to the Israeli media, which unwittingly provided valuable information such as the precise location of Katyusha rocket landings during the recent war, Hizbullah is developing civilian and military agents who have access to other sensitive information and who can either be blackmailed or are interested in harming Israel. They must also be able to meet Hizbullah agents abroad. Among the prime candidates for such collaboration are drug dealers, other criminals, former and current police and army personnel, Israeli-Arabs, reporters and businessmen.
The wide-ranging drug smuggling network from Lebanon to Israel is a part of the Hizbullah information-gathering network. Israeli drug-runners are carefully watched, and part of the payment for the drugs is often sensitive Israeli information. It can be assumed that whatever Hizbullah receives about Israel is shared with its sponsor, Iran.
Recent Terror Round-Up
Two Israelis were hurt in a stoning incident at a car on Mt. of Olives, and a Border Guard policewoman was hurt in the Jabel Mukabar neighborhood of eastern Jerusalem. A woman was hurt east of Kalkilye, and three Arabs were arrested after they threw Molotov cocktails northwest of Ramallah.
IDF forces arrested 18 wanted terrorists throughout Judea and Samaria last night, including 13 in the Hevron area and southward.
Terrorists fired an anti-tank rocket at an IDF patrol north of Gaza, causing no damage. Nearby, Israeli forces warned two terrorists to halt as they approached the border fence – and when they did not stop, the forces shot, killing one.