TEL AVIV [MENL] — An Iranian-sponsored insurgency group, flushed with significant funding, has established a support network in Israel.
Israeli officials said Islamic Jihad has spent tens of thousands of dollars to establish sleeper and support cells in Israel. The officials said the cells facilitated the entry of Jihad insurgents for attacks in major Israeli cities.
“For years, Jihad was at the mercy of other terrorist groups for logistical support,” an official said. “That is no longer the case. Jihad has now bought its own network in Israel.”