Remember this one the next time you hear somebody say that the desperately poor Palestinian jihadists have to perform suicide bombings because they have no money for conventional weapons. “Israel: Hizbullah funding missiles that could reach airport,” from the World Tribune, with thanks to Alyssa A. Lappen:
TEL AVIV “” Israel’s military reports Hizbullah has poured tens of thousands of dollars to fund development of Palestinian missiles in the West Bank.
Israeli security sources said the missiles were meant to be used against Israeli cities in wake of the military’s withdrawal from the northern West Bank in September. They said targets of the Hizbullah-financed missiles would include Israel’s international airport at Lod.
So far, Hizbullah has been funding operatives of the ruling Fatah movement and the Iranian-sponsored Islamic Jihad to develop and produce the missiles. The sources said these operatives were based in the northern West Bank city of Jenin, Middle East Newsline reported.
[In the United States, two employees of a shipping company have pleaded guilty in connection with a planned shipment of night-vision goggles and infrared sights to Hizbullah. The two employees comprised a Lebanese and an Israeli and were arrested in New York City in an FBI sting operation.]