Thursday, March 08, 2007

Funding Terrorists?

Does this story make any sense?
Israel today raided a military headquarters of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party and arrested Fatah militia members wanted for carrying out terror attacks against the Jewish state.

Most of the terrorists arrested in today's raid were members of Fatah's intelligence unit, which received U.S. weapons shipments in recent months and was slated to be infused with funds from a pending $86 million American grant ...


Together with the Islamic Jihad group, Fatah's Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades has taken responsibility for every suicide bombing in Israel the last two years, including a bombing two weeks ago in Eilat and an attack in Tel Aviv last April that killed eight Israelis and American teenager Daniel Wultz.


The Fatah intelligence unit, for which the militants arrested in today's raid worked, previously received arms from shipments of U.S. weapons sent to Fatah in recent months, including a shipment of 7,000 assault rifles delivered in January, Palestinian security sources told WND. The sources said no American weapons have been received since Fatah signed a unity agreement with Hamas last month.

The intelligence branch was also slated to receive funding from an $86.4 million grant the Bush administration had pledged in January to strengthen the Fatah security forces. The grant was put on hold last month by Congressional leaders who asked the State Department to clarify whether Palestinians terror groups might receive some of the funding.

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