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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:02 PM

Iran's fingerprints on Hamas weaponry, but its larger role in Israel-Gaza crisis remains murky

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By Alastair Jamieson, NBC News

It was an unguarded comment that may have strayed close to the truth: Britain’s Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks said he believes tensions over Iran were behind the Israel-Gaza violence.

That remark – made in a radio studio when he thought he was off the air – echoes a theory that Tehran’s fingerprints are all over the current escalation of violence.

Realizing that he was actually live on air, Sacks did not elaborate on his theory but Western intelligence agencies and the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) do agree that longer-range rockets being fired toward Tel Aviv are Iranian-manufactured Fajr-5 missiles.

The Fajr-5s are assembled locally after being shipped from Iran via Egypt’s Sinai region from where they are smuggled into Gaza through tunnels, the IDF says on its own public information site.

More: http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/19/15282386-irans-fingerprints-on-hamas-weaponry-but-its-larger-role-in-israel-gaza-crisis-remains-murky?lite

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:04 PM

1. so, whose finger prints on the Israelites' weaponry? nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:05 PM

2. You beat me to it!

 

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:09 PM

3. WTF gives Israel the right to say whether or not the Palestinians have

 

weapons or not.

I feel the same way about whether Iran can build a nuke or not. If Israel and the US have nukes, then damn it Iran should be able to build them.

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Response to teddy51 (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:30 PM

4. ?

When they launch them at Israel?

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:36 PM

5. Oh but it's ok if Israel uses armament gotten from the US to beat the shit out of Palestinians

 

though! That makes a lot of sense, NOT.

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Response to teddy51 (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:45 PM

6. How much should Israel take before firing back?

How many WIA/KIA should they accept? How much destruction? What should be threshold?

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:46 PM

7. Iran and other muslim nations have been using the Palestinians as proxies for years

They give them weapons and rhetoric, since it is the Palestinians and not their children dying.

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