Hamas ordered five Israelis murdered following secret Islamist Khartoum parley- www.debka.com
Hamas websites quickly hailed the murder of a mother, father and three
of their children, aged, 11, three and a baby of a month, whose throats
were slashed in their sleep at Itamar, south of Nablus Friday night,
March 11 as "a heroic operation." The escape of at least two
Palestinian killers long before the alarm was sounded after midnight
was eased by the dismantling of most Israeli security checkpoints on
the West Bank and slow military vigilance.
intelligence and counter-terror sources disclose that the Itamar attack
was the first result of an Iran-funded secret conference in Khartoum
last week of the heads of the national branches of the Muslim
Brotherhood across the Arab world, at which a plan was charted for
Hamas to launch a multi-casualty terrorist assaults against Israel on
both sides of the Green Line – over and above missile attacks from the
Gaza Strip in order to ignite the third Palestinian uprising
(intifada). The Egyptian Brotherhood is the parent organization of
This decision was a facet of a comprehensive plan drawn up
in Khartoum for Brotherhood activists to fire up the uprisings in the
various Arab countries. With Iranian backing and funding, the different
branches resolved to coordinate operations for using the unrest to take
control of Arab capitals
Iranian intelligence officers attending the conference used the occasion to set up direct contacts with Brotherhood leaders
who came from Egypt, Iraq, Tunisia, Syria, Jordan, Great Britain. The
Palestinian delegation representing Hamas-Gaza was headed by Mahmoud
A-Zahar and Hamas-Damascus headed by Khaled Meshaal.
The plan for Hamas to revive terrorist on the West Bank and inside Israel was an important part of the Iranian-backed resolutions
reached at the Khartoum conference.
notes that not a single Arab government – not even Israel – prevented
the Brotherhood and Hamas delegates from setting out for Khartoum. No
word of the conference was allowed to leak to the Israeli public and
Israeli security authorities appear not to have adapted their practices
to the decisions reached by the Islamists there.
explain why there was no prior terror alert for the Itamar killings or
apparent IDF redeployment for an upsurge of multiple terrorist murders
even though Hamas networks had been known to be regrouping in Judea and Samaria for the purpose of attacking and kidnapping Israelis on both sides of the Green Line.
Palestinians were recently detained at the few remaining West Bank
checkpoints carrying pipe bombs, knives and fire bombs.
appeals from West Bank Israeli community leaders, the military did not
recommend putting any of the checkpoints back - even though the
Palestinian Authority's security services had slowed down their
counter-terror cooperation and intellience-sharing with Israel,
therefore failing to keep their side of the bargain for the removal of
For more than a year, Prime Minister Binyamin
Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak acceded to relentless US and
European pressure to grant West Bank Palestinians almost unrestricted
freedom of movement and generous aid for their economic development as
a means of persuading PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas to return to the
negotiating table. This policy failed in its purpose while leaving
Israelis vulnerable once again to terrorist attacks. None of these
alarming developments were brought to public notice in Israel.
Jerusalem is still trying to pretend that Egypt remains faithful to its
1979 peace treaty, whereas nothing of those relations appears to have
survived the fall of Hosni Mubarak.