Thursday, 28 February 2008

Abbas: al-Qaeda in Gaza

According to The Times, al-Hayat, and other pro-Israeli rags, Al-Qaeda has set up shop in the Gaza Strip with the help of Hamas. Now call me an old cynic, but does this sound like the desperate ravings of a loser?

Here's The Times report:

Al-Qaeda militants have infiltrated the Palestinian territories with help from Hamas, according to Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian President.

The charges are the most serious yet in the war of words between Mr Abbas, who controls the West Bank, and Hamas, whose Islamist guerrillas expelled his Fatah-dominated security force from the Gaza Strip last summer.

“Al-Qaeda is present in Gaza and I’m convinced that they [Hamas] are their allies,” said Mr Abbas in an interview with al-Hayat, a London-based Arabic newspaper. “I can say without doubt that al-Qaeda is present in the Palestinian territories and that this presence, especially in Gaza, is facilitated by Hamas.”

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