If this surprises you, you have fallen for the propagandists’ claim that the Palestinian Arabs are waging a nationalist struggle for land, and not an Islamic jihad against Israel. Even Hamas, although it openly proclaims that it is fighting an Islamic jihad, realizes that this news could damage its cause in the eyes of its useful idiots in the international Left, and so issues a furious denial.
“Israel: Foreign Jihadists Are Living in Gaza,” from AP, July 19 (thanks to Jesse):
JERUSALEM “” The head of Israel’s Shin Bet internal security service says foreign nationals linked to the global jihadist movement have infiltrated the Gaza Strip.
Service chief Yuval Diskin told ministers at Sunday’s meeting of the Israeli Cabinet that there had been “a steady trickle into Gaza of foreigners linked to global jihad,” according to an official present at the closed-door meeting….
Gaza’s Hamas interior minister Fathi Hamad dismissed Diskin’s charge as “baseless propaganda.” The militant group Hamas controls the West Bank….