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Threats on Israel’s borders

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More than 30,000 global jihadists are fighting in countries that border Israel. They all have one dream: to liberate the Arab world from heretic regimes, with the climax being the liberation of Jerusalem. Global jihadists are found throughout Syria, including the Deraa region, which is not far from the Israeli-Syrian-Jordanian border. The Egyptians estimate there are some 3,000 jihadists in Sinai. In Lebanon, several hundred Sunni Lebanese are operating under the auspices of Syrian global jihad groups. In Gaza as well there are a few hundred global jihadists. (Ynet News)

    See also Jihadists See Sinai as Next Frontier in War against U.S., Israel

Senior figures linked to al-Qaeda are reported to be taking command of the jihadist insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula. Israeli security chiefs now consider the region the center of “an independent jihadistnetwork.” Western officials estimate “at least several hundredjihadists, some of whom are from Yemen and Somalia, are operating in Sinai.” The Egyptians allege there are Algerians and Libyans there too.

    Jihadist veteran Mohamed Jamal al-Kashef, who was captured in Cairo in October 2012, told his Egyptian interrogators: “We consider Sinai the next frontier of conflict with the Zionists and the Americans.”  (UPI)

One out of every 10 homes in Lebanon now has a rocket launcher or Hizbullah weapons stored in it, Home Front Defense Minister Gilad Erdan said. Civilian homes are constructed in southern Lebanon in a way that allows the roof to open up for the firing of a rocket at Israel. He said the number of rockets and missiles possessed by Hizbullah, Syria, Iran, Hamas and Islamic Jihad add up to 200,000.
Giora Eiland, former head of Israel’s National Security Council, said, “In 2006, we tried to do something impossible by hitting rocket launchers.” “If war does break out, treating Lebanon as an enemy would end the conflict in three days, not three weeks,” Eiland predicted. “This entails bombing bridges and other state-affiliated targets.”  (Gatestone Institute)
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