Hi Cipora, To what extent is Gaza a gang battle between Iran and Al-Qaida? Who's winning anyway, if at all? Hamas says it doesn't want global Jihad as Al-Qaida does, but its friendship with Iran is overt. I think Iran has definitely the upper hand in this miserable strip, and is playing cleverly. The Al-Qaida franchise may well serve Iranian interests for the time being.
Firebomb thrown during demonstration in northern Israeli town of Umm al Fahm (Haaretz)
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