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March 9, 2008
Hezb'allah Cooperated in Jerusalem Attack
Ha'aretz is reporting that according to Palestinian sources, the Lebanese terrorist group Hezb'allah cooperated in the attack in Jerusalem that killed 8 seminary students:
The gunman who murdered eight students at Mercaz Harav Yeshiva in Jerusalem last Thursday was acting on instructions from Hamas leaders in Damascus, in coordination with Hezbollah, Palestinian defense sources said. Hezb'allah has supported radical Palestinians in the past, sometimes acting as arms supplier and conduit for Iranian money. Their office in Damascus might be nicknamed, "Terror Central" as it has been the seen of many planned attacks over the years. Syria denies that any terrorist organizations are located on their soil. This is clearly a crock. Islamic Jihad, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine General Command, and other radical Palestinian offshoots have bases, training camps, and administrative offices all located in Syria. Maybe if Israel and the west engage President Assad in dialogue he will have a miraculous change of heart and remove all those terrorist organizations from Syrian soil. If you believe that, there's this bridge in Brooklyn I'd like to interest you in...
Over the weekend, eight East Jerusalem residents were arrested in connection with gunman Ala Abu Dhaim's shooting attack. Abu Dhaim's father, two of his brothers and two cousins are among those detained.
The father also removed Hamas and Hezbollah flags from a mourners' tent the family had erected, after being instructed to do so by police. According to the Palestinian news agency Maan, Abu Dhaim's father had in the past been a member of Hamas. Abu Dhaim, 25, was killed at the scene of the attack by an off-duty Israel Defense Forces officer who lives near the seminary.
So far no Palestinian or Arab organization has claimed responsibility for the attack, although Palestinian sources have said that the attack had been planned by a Hamas network in the West Bank acting on orders from its leaders in Damascus. Hamas' leadership in Gaza was not privy to the plan, which was drawn up in coordination with Hezbollah, the sources said.