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Hamas: “Like Hezbollah, We Also Are Iran’s Proxy Warriors Against Israel”

Posted by avideditor on March 11, 2008

I think it is time to take down Iran and it’s proxy armies.

Hamas: “Like Hezbollah, We Also Are Iran’s Proxy Warriors Against Israel”: “


Iran’s days are numbered…as are Hams’ and Hezbollah’s.

The Hamas commander was in a hurry. Hunched forward in a navy-blue parka, with the wind-chapped skin and drawn eyes of someone who had been outdoors all night, he had just returned from the front line with Israel. The whine of drones overhead signalled that his enemy was hunting for blood.

He is in the vanguard of the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas which is growing into a disciplined army, trained to fight for victory rather than be consigned to the ‘martyr’s death’ of the suicide bomber.

Israel has long insisted that Iran is behind this training. Last week Yuval Diskin, the head of the Israeli internal security service Shin Bet, said as much when he claimed that Hamas had ‘started to dispatch people to Iran, tens and a promise of hundreds’.
The Hamas commander, however, confirmed for the first time that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard has been training its men in Tehran for more than two years and is currently honing the skills of 150 fighters.

The details he gave suggested that, if anything, Shin Bet has underestimated the extent of Iran’s influence on Hamas’s increasingly sophisticated tactics and weaponry.

Speaking on the record but withholding his identity as a target of Israeli forces, the commander, who has a sparse moustache and oiled black hair, said Hamas had been sending fighters to Iran for training in both field tactics and weapons technology since Israeli troops pulled out of the Gaza strip of Palestinian territory in 2005. Others go to Syria for more basic training.

‘We have sent seven ‘courses’ of our fighters to Iran,’ he said. ‘During each course, the group receives training that he will use to increase our capacity to fight.’

The most promising members of each group stay longer for an advanced course and return as trainers themselves, he said.

So far, 150 members of Qassam have passed through training in Tehran, where they study for between 45 days and six months at a closed military base under the command of the elite Revolutionary Guard force.

The rest of the article is an obviously biased piece of Hamas propaganda…I had to edit even the shit I put up there. Suffice it to say that Iran has truly stepped up the training of terrorist puke organizations like Hamas, and the escalation over the last few years really just says one thing: They must die very soon.

(Via avideditorla’s shared items in Google Reader.)

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