The proxy war continues, as appeasement fails once again. Israel offers the Golan Heights and Iran and Syria order the Palestinians to kidnap Israeli soldiers.
“Officials: Iran, Syria orchestrated raid on Jewish state,” by Aaron Klein for WND:
JERUSALEM — An attempted Palestinian raid of the Israeli border this weekend, purportedly to kidnap an Israeli soldier, was orchestrated by Syria and Iran, according to security officials associated with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party.
Palestinian security officials associated with Fatah told WND this weekend’s Islamic Jihad kidnap attempt was “completely orchestrated” by Syria and Iran. They said the operation was directly ordered by Ramadan Shallah, the overall chief of Islamic Jihad who resides in Syria and travels frequently to Iran.
Shallah is a former University of South Florida professor and friend of Sami Al-Arian.
The Palestinian security officials said they had information phone calls were made between Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip and the group’s leadership in Damascus right before, during and after Saturday’s kidnapping attempt.
“This operation was an Iranian and Syrian way to explode things and have another card on the table,” said a Palestinian security official.
The claims of Syrian involvement in the weekend attack comes after Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s office this week confirmed reports Olmert, using third party mediators, has offered Syria the Golan Heights if the Damascus regime cuts its ties with Iran and ends support for Palestinian terror groups.
Maybe this will spur Washington to send more taxpayer dollars to Fatah. Maybe Israel will be inspired to offer more than the Golan to Syria. And maybe Condi Rice will visit Tehran.
Crossposted from The American Israeli Patriot.