Shobaki, the scape goat for Karin-A also provided information that serious considerations were given to build a nitric acid/ nitrates manufacturing facility in Gaza, which would allow the PLO to manufacture weapons grade explosives and propellants. This technology will eventually make it to the West Bank -- funded by Iran. This would complicate the situation further for Israel as Hamas is now taunting the Israeli withdrawal as a win. Israel discovered the hard way that you cannot be a majority and keep importing Russian Jews. The Palestinians find themselves in Ghettos which would turn-off even the most peace oriented individuals. Over the past 15 years, the Palestinians have gained presence, and for the first time, fought from within the inside. This is one strange case where one looses all battles but wins the war! whatever they are doing is working,a nd unilateral withdrawal is welcomed. Anyone doing the thinking?
2 Turkish security personnel killed, 24 wounded by Kurdish suicide bomb in eastern Turkey (Reuters)
from the article: Gunfight erupts between Hamas and Fatah forces in Gaza