And now we begin to see the fallout from Ehud Olmert’s surrender. Abbas wants to import Jihadists from”¦.Jordan! “Abbas appeals to Israel to allow the Fatah-affiliated Badr Brigades into the West Bank,” from Ma”an News Agency:
Jerusalem – Ma”an – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has requested that Israel allow the transfer of the Fatah-affiliated Badr Brigades from Jordan to the West Bank in order to bolster his powers after Hamas” seizure of control in the Gaza Strip, Israeli officials said on Tuesday.
“The Palestinians put in a request yesterday to transfer the Badr Brigade from Jordan to the West Bank,” a senior Israeli government official told Reuters. “It is being evaluated and a decision will be made soon.
It has been reported that the Badr Brigade has less than 1,000 fighters, who are at various levels of training.
The brigades” readiness for action against militant groups is debated.
Although Badr is considered to be loyal to Fatah, it also has strong ties to the Jordanian king.
1,000 troops — probably useless in battle. What does Abbas need them for? Is this the beginning of the “Right of Return” campaign?
Crossposted from The American Israeli Patriot.