Israeli reports: Three Palestinians trained by al Qaeda in Iraq arrested
Israeli radio stations reported Monday that Israel has arrested three Palestinians suspected of training with al-Qaeda operatives in Iraq and planning attacks in Israel.
Israeli officials recently flew to the United States to brief the Pentagon on the arrests, the reports said. The Israeli Defense Ministry said it was not aware of such arrests.
Israeli Defense Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer said Monday that Israel is willing to help the United States in any way possible in an operation against Iraq. "We have promised the Americans, we will do everything, everything to support, to help, to give any assistance," Ben-Eliezer said in an interview with Radio Free Europe that was to be broadcast later Monday.
Ben-Eliezer added such assistance could include the use of airports and sharing of intelligence information on Iraq. (Albawaba.com)
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