Turkey has openly acknowledged that a top Hamas operative has been residing within its borders. The United States has also acknowledged this fact.
Saleh al-Arouri, one of the founding members of Hamas’s Qassam Brigades was exiled to Syria until the Arab Spring, quickly making his way to Turkey thereafter. Al-Arouri, formerly jailed in Israel for his Hamas membership has recently claimed that Hamas was involved in the deaths of three Israeli teens – without providing evidence.
Earlier this summer, when the Palestinian unity government was expected to take hold, and after the kidnapping deaths of three Israeli teens, a Hamas sustained rocket attack and a violent bombing campaign by Israel ensued, derailing the peaceful negotiations in the region once again.
Turkey is no stranger to harboring various groups of fighters, as the paramilitary group ‘Front Victory’ guided by Turkish intelligence and reportedly backed by Saudi financiers, was found to be directly tied to the formation of ISIS. It should also be noted that Turkey was very supportive of its NATO colleagues that were seeking to attack Syria, a strategy which fit snugly with the policy planning of the US-Israel-GCC alliance. There seems to be a warmth between Turkey and Israel despite the often overplayed icy relationship. In 2012, Turkey was said to have replaced Iran, as a Hamas’ top financial backer according to Israeli intelligence. Additionally, Turkey has had multiple defense contracting bids with Israel in recent years with the support of Turkish PM Erdogan.
The suspicious deaths of three Israeli teens in early June, has led to Gaza being bombarded for nearly two months now, suffering an enormous number of those wounded and killed. It has been stated that Hamas itself was in fact an Israeli creation, as a way to strategically weaken the PLO during the late 1980′s and some have associated the following quote with Charles Freeman a former US ambassador to Saudi Arabia:
“Israel started Hamas. It was a project of Shin Bet which had a feeling they would use it to hem in the PLO.”
Here’s a featured interview with Charles Freeman, conducted by RT news, discussing the ‘echochamber’ of US-Israeli foreign policy objectives. He also states on record that he did not believe Hamas started the broken cease-fire in 2008…
In a Guardian news release, we see a broader picture of Al-Arouri’s intelligence ties and his role in Middle East:
“Al-Arouri’s role in Hamas dates back to the 1990s, according to a US indictment issued in 2003, when he was a student at Hebron University.Amnesty International in 2012 described him as one of the founding members of the Qassam Brigades.
According to Matthew Levitt, an analyst with the Washington Institute, al-Arouri was forced to leave Israel in 2010 after serving more than 15 years in prison for actions related to his Hamas membership. He lived in exile in Syria until the unrest during the Arab spring, when he moved to Turkey.”
Skeptics are also asking what was Al-Arouri’s role in Syria’s Arab Spring, and why was he released by Israel due to activities and direct ties to Hamas leadership?
Distrust in the ranks spurred Hamas to execute 18 of its own in recent days, RT explains the significance of this:
“Israeli intelligence is widely believed to rely on informers in both Gaza and the West Bank. Collaborators are sometimes lured by money and sometimes coerced or blackmailed.“
The Muslim Brotherhood, US, Britain & Israel
Many investigators have traced the beginning of Islamic terror back to its Western sponsors and following the fall of the Ottoman Empire in 1924, as British intelligence helped spawn the birth of the Muslim Brotherhood. At that time, the United States began installing their own brand of leadership throughout the Middle East.
It goes without saying that the Muslim Brotherhood has deep ties to the British intelligence community.
Recently another senior Hamas leader, Khaled Meshaal, who also has ties to the Mulsim Brotherhood, has come forward stating that a certain element associated with Hamas carried out the kidnapping deaths of three Isareli teens and that, “Hamas political leadership was not aware of all these details,” continuing, he stated, “We learned about these confessions from the Israeli investigation.”
Meshaal has a past relationship with Israel. Israel attempted to kill him in Jordan in 1997, as Israel conveniently negotiated for the release of two Mossad agents for Meshaal’s life. Here is what the CFR had to say about the apparent attack:
“Israel has targeted Hamas leaders for assassination in the past, and experts say this is a concern for Meshal: He survived a botched assassination attempt by Israeli intelligence agency Mossad in 1997 when he was still living in Jordan. In that episode, Mossad assassins broke into the building where he was sleeping and injected poison into his ear.”
What other details were negotiated between Meshaal and Israel following the attempt on his life?
According to Haaretz Meshaal was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood at an early age, which could also indicate intelligence ties to the West and Israel:
“Meshaal was born in the West Bank in 1956, but has lived most of his life outside of the Palestinian territories. In 1967, Meshal’s family moved to Kuwait, where his father served as an imam. At 15, Meshaal joined the Muslim Brotherhood. A few years later, while studying physics at Kuwait University, he founded the student group List of the Islamic Right.”
Meshaal lived in Kuwait, just prior to the 1990 invasion by Iraq. He then moved to Jordan, spent some time in Damascus, just prior to the eruption of the 2011 uprising seemingly funded by the West. Currently he now resides in the cushy confines of Qatar. It’s very hard not to suspect Meshaal of also collaborating with many intelligence bodies when you consider that the West and its manifold allies consider Hamas a ‘terror network’ and given that this is the decree by various intelligence bodies – how is it that Meshaal has seemingly been able to roam freely about the Middle East and the Gulf States?
We know that through Western sponsored arms funneling Syria has become infested with FSA “moderate” rebels, while Western ‘regime changers’ were looking to destabilize the sovereign nation. Other key Western allies like Jordan, have housed covert CIA/FSA facilities that have been instrumental in enabling the rise of ISIS.
How is it possible that Turkey, Jordan and Israel have avoided the destructive advances of the ISIS?
Is it possible that Hamas’s Meshaal was also a key player working secretly in different nation states fomenting radicals to be used by the West?
It was reported that “after years of alignment with Damascus, during which he used Damascus as a base, Meshaal relocated in 2012 to Doha, severing ties with President Bashar al-Assad and declaring his support for the Syrian rebellion.”
In other words, is Meshaal himself a planted form of opposition, that has really been working with the US-NATO-Israeli-GCC block all along?
We should also remember a quote from former Israeli Mossad case officer Victor Ostrovsky, which was gleaned in the early 90′s, from his book, The Other Side of Deception:
“Supporting the radical elements of Muslim fundamentalism sat well with the Mossad’s general plan for the region. An Arab world run by fundamentalists would not be a party to any negotiations with the West, thus leaving Israel again as the only democratic, rational country in the region. And if the Mossad could arrange for the Hamas (Palestinian fundamentalists) to take over the Palestinian streets from the PLO, then the picture would be complete.“
Arouri was once imprisoned for several years in Israel. Under what conditions was he released and allowed to reside in the NATO stronghold? Why was he in Syria just prior to the Arab Spring?
Sign Of The Times below…
Hamas’ Al-Arouri claims group murdered 3 Israeli teens: Israeli Quisling?
A Hamas official who lives in Turkey has claimed that members of its militant wing kidnapped and killed three Israeli teenagers in June. The killing of the three was initially used by Israel to being its two-week-long bombardment of Gaza, killing 2,000 Palestinians.
Speaking at a conference in Turkey, Saleh Al-Arouri said the al-Qassam Brigades were responsible. The claim has been met with skepticism by many. Al-Arouri is the only member of Hamas to make this claim and it stands in contrast to the statements of both the Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal, who is in exile in Qatar, and the Israeli police, both of whom stated that Hamas was not responsible.
Questions must be asked about Al-Arouri’s motivation for making this claim and whether or not he is in a position to make any authoritative statements about Hamas, or the operations of any other Palestinian groups or individuals in the West Bank or elsewhere in the occupied territories. First of all, the Turkish government is no friend of the Palestinian people, so why is Al-Arouri living there?
Writing last year in the pro-Zionist US rag mag ‘Foreign Policy‘, Johnathan Schanzer said this about Al-Arouri’s presence in Turkey:
Given the strategic importance of Turkey to the United States, particularly in light of Turkey’s role in helping to support the Syrian opposition, officials in Washington have demurred on confronting Ankara. Obama, who has maintained cordial ties with Erdogan, has given no indication that Turkey’s relationship with Hamas is a problem for Washington.
Indeed, since Turkey is a NATO country and fully on board with US and Gulf Monarchies’ bloodbath in Syria, with Syria being perhaps the only true ally that the Palestinians had (along with Hizb’allah in Lebanon) why would a Hamas ‘big wig’ and alleged “money man” be ensconced in Turkey?
A July article from the ‘Washington Institute‘ tells us:
Drawing on his past operational experience, an Israeli official told The Times of Israel, Arouri “has urged West Bank operatives incessantly to set up terror cells and perpetrate kidnappings.” He “financially sponsored these cells, which were trained and directed to abduct Israelis,” often sending funds via charities serving as front organizations. Odds are, though, that Israeli authorities won’t soon release evidence to back up any off-the-record charges that Arouri was tied to the three teens’ kidnapping and murder. In the words of former Israeli National Security Adviser Yaakov Amidror, “Anyone who knows something about Arouri will not tell you, because it’s intelligence that should not be published and is needed for the future.” Arouri’s role overseeing Hamas West Bank operations overall, however — whatever role he did or did not play in this particular plot — is not in dispute.
Arouri’s ‘revelation’ however appears to have been pre-empted, or set up for him, by Israeli officials who, in a June edition of the Times of Israel, were quoted as saying that Arouri was behind the kidnapping and killing of the teens.
A few days ago, the Times of Israel, in its role as mouth-piece for the Israeli government, claimed that Israeli intelligence had uncovered a plot by Hamas to launch widespread attacks on Israeli targets and also stage a coup against the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank. The discovery of the alleged plot was supposedly the result of the arrest by Israeli police of hundreds of supposed Hamas members in the West Bank in the aftermath of the kidnapping of the Israeli teens. Palestinian National Authority (PNA) chairman, Abbas said the revelation was “a grave threat to the unity of the Palestinian people and its future,”
Note the chronology here and the way in which the political landscape has been entirely reversed in the space of a few months. Earlier this year, the PNA had brokered a deal with Hamas to form a unity government to effectively unite Gaza and West Bank. This was a first real step towards a Palestinian state and, most importantly, the new unity government would have NO Hamas members in it. This was a strategic move to make it more difficult for the Israelis to dismiss the new entity as ‘terrorist’.
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