Today's MENSA HEADLINE: HAMAS and Hizballah are cooperating with Al Qaeda ...DUH !
Israeli intel warns of Al Qaida attack helped by Hamas, HizbullahJERUSALEM -- Israeli intelligence community has detected evidence that the Hamas regime in the Gaza Strip and the Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah in Lebanon were beginning to cooperate with Al Qaida.
"There is concern that Al Qaida will cooperate with extremist elements in the region such as Hizbullah and Hamas," a senior intelligence official said.
Officials said the intelligence assessment was relayed to a Cabinet panel during a session on July 23. The so-called Security Cabinet held its first meeting to discuss the Al Qaida threat to Israel and the region.
So far, officials said, Al Qaida has not established a significant presence in Israel or the West Bank. But they said young Muslims have been encouraged to contact Al Qaida via the Internet for such missions as intelligence-gathering and attacks against strategic facilities in Israel.
Senior ministers, including Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, were briefed by directors of the Mossad, Israel Security Agency and military intelligence. The intelligence chiefs were said to have warned that Al Qaida was seeking to recruit Westerners to enter Israel as tourists and conduct mass-casualty strikes in coordination with such groups as Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
A blindfolded suspected Al Qaida insurgent drinks water as he sits with other suspects in a vehicle in al-Nida, in the Diyala province. AFP
"It arose in the discussion that Global Jihad organizations, led by Al Qaida, pose significant threats to the state of Israel, to Israeli citizens and to Jews around the world," Olmert's office said in a statement after the meeting.
Officials said the intelligence community has detected cooperation between the Hamas regime and elements of Al Qaida. They said Hamas has allowed an Al Qaida presence in the Gaza Strip for both operational and political reasons. The presence has included such groups as the Army of Islam, the Army of the Nation and the Army of Believers-Al-Qaida in Palestine.
"Hamas wants to show that the alternative to its regime is Al Qaida and that additional pressure by Israel or the international community will only ensure a Taliban-style regime in Gaza," an official said.
So we have Qutb's muslim brotherhood warning, hey Al Qaeda is worse? Worse than what?
The Al Qaida presence in the Gaza Strip has also been supporting cells in the Sinai Peninsula in neighboring Egypt. Officials said Al Qaida cells in eastern Sinai were planning to abduct Israelis and Westerners.
Al Qaida was also seen as cooperating with Hizbullah, particularly in southern Lebanon.
It should be obvious even to the thick headed morons who insist Iran and KSA will never cooperate that when looking at what should be the death's head enemies of Hizballah and Al Qaeda they agree on TWO THINGS:
They will cooperate against the kufr. It is their individual responsibility to do so.
The ruling to kill the Americans and their allies -- civilians and military -- is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country in which it is possible to do it, in order to liberate the al-Aqsa Mosque and the holy mosque [Mecca] from their grip, and in order for their armies to move out of all the lands of Islam, defeated and unable to threaten any Muslim. This is in accordance with the words of Almighty Allah, "and fight the pagans all together as they fight you all together," and "fight them until there is no more tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in Allah."
Officials said Hizbullah has coordinated with Al Qaida elements to attack the Spanish contingent of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon in 2007.
"We are are witnessing a paradigmatic change in the Middle East in which radical countries and elements are trying to [install] a new order to replace the traditional national, secular one that exists today," Israeli Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, visiting the United States, said on July 23, "At the center of this radical axis is Iran, who seeks to achieve its regional aspiration of hegemony by upsetting the existing balance of power. I believe it is therefore crucial that we block Iranian aggression, which would in turn weaken the radicalization process in the region presently being manifested in such places as Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon and in the Palestinian territories."
In July 2008, Israel reported the capture of two Al Qaida-aligned squads comprised of Israeli Arab citizens. Officials said elements in Israel's Islamic movement were drawing closer to Al Qaida.