Iran Found Interfering
In April, the Australian reported that for the first time “concrete evidence” has been found of Iran’s interference in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process (April 4). This comes as no surprise to the Trumpet, which has reported extensively on Iran’s infiltration of Palestinian terrorist organizations. The newest information comes from a number of the Palestinian terrorists themselves, who told the Sunday Times that the Iranian-backed Hezbollah terrorist organization has paid for attacks against Israelis for the past four years. In order to stymie the peace process, Hezbollah has encouraged violence against Israel by making payments of up to us$9,000 for each attack. The militants reported that Hezbollah is currently on the hunt for Palestinians willing to carry out terrorist attacks that would ruin the existing “truce.”
In March, U.S. President George W. Bush said that he would accept Hezbollah as a legitimate political party in the region if it renounced terrorism. Hezbollah’s leader boldly responded, “We are ready to remain until the end of time a terrorist organization in Bush’s view” (Guardian, March 16). Shortly thereafter, Hezbollah and Hamas reportedly signed a cooperation accord declaring their war against Israel as legitimate.
With Iran’s lackey Hezbollah deeply ensconced within Palestinian Islamic groups, things do not look bright for Israel. The Trumpet has long maintained that Iran’s ideological, logistical and monetary support of Palestinian terrorists has as its goal not only the destruction of the peace process, but the conquest of Jerusalem.