Report: Palestinian groups, Islamists plan ''huge'' attacks against Israeli targets, assassinations
An Arab diplomat in the Jordanian capital is quoted as saying Thursday by al Siyasah newspaper that Palestinian and Islamist groups have decided in a meeting earlier this month to launch huge attacks within Israel and against its interests in Asia, Africa and Mideast countries.
According to the Kuwaiti newspaper, the scope of the attacks will resemble the latest attacks in Iraq that claimed the lives of hundreds of US soldiers and Iraqis.
It added that the new decision was taken in order to stop growing criticism on the Arab street about their "silence" towards Israeli activities.
The diplomat told the daily that the summit was held in Lebanon and was attended by senior leaders of Al Qaeda, Ansar al Islam, Hizbullah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the two Popular Fronts.
The unordinary meeting was held on February 3-4 in a Palestinian refugee camp in northern Lebanon - near Tripoli, and was attended also by officers from the Syrian and Iranian intelligence.
Specifically, the participants decided to target Israeli offices in Jordan, Oman, Qatar, Egypt and Turkey in addition to Israel. The officials also discussed a list of names of Israeli politicians, military officers and diplomats slated to be assassinated.
The diplomat, who confirmed the participation of two Lebanese intelligence officers, said that all in all, the meeting included 40 participants.
Residents of the refugee camp that observed the reinforced security measures were told the meeting was aimed at discussing "future Israeli aggression against Lebanon and its Palestinian refugee camps."
The diplomat added that during the meeting, Syrian and Lebanese officials expressed opposition that their borders will be used for attacks against Israel. (Albawaba.com)
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