(WJD) Israel's economy produces computer chips, software, and innovation. In the Gaza Strip, terror is the main export.
Khaled Abu Toameh reports that Islamist groups based in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip have lately begun exporting terrorists to Syria, where they are joining other radical Muslim groups to topple Bashar al-Assad. The ultimate goal, Abu Toameh writes, is to turn their arms on Israel once the Syrian conflict is completed.
The Palestinians who are heading to Syria have been told their ultimate mission is to liberate Palestine "from the river to the sea." Once they get rid of Assad, they are told, they will move to their next station -- Jordan. From there, their jihad will take them to Israel, where they and their friends in Jabhat al-Nusra [The Support Front] hope to create a pan-Islamic state ruled by Sharia laws."Dozens" of Palestinians have joined the radical Islamist group Jabhat al-Nusra, designated as a terrorist organization by the United States and blamed for massacres of civilians in Syria.
Though Hamas is threatened by these even more radical groups operating in the Gaza Strip, they have not stopped them from funneling men to Syria. Abu Toameh warns that this is a negative trend for Israel and the world.
The cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, which was reached after Operations Pillars of Defense three months ago, has left members of various terror groups unemployed.
Now that the jihadis in the Gaza Strip have nothing to do, such as fire rockets at Israel, they have started searching for other places to carry out their terror attacks. They have found no better place than Syria to start sending their men to join some of the radical Islamist organizations fighting against Bashar al-Assad's regime.
The US and Western countries would do well to pay serious attention; Syria is not where this trend will stop.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Report: Palestinians Exporting Terrorists to Syria