Wednesday, March 02, 2011

MI6 'Drew Up Plan to Crush Hamas'

In an effort to restore peace during the Second Palestinian Intifada against Israel, MI6 drew up a strategy in 2004 to help Yasser Arafat's security forces neutralise "rejectionists" opposed to a Middle East peace deal.

Two strategy papers recommended "the detention of key middle-ranking officers" from Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and the Al Aqsa Brigades, groups that had mounted a campaign of suicide bombings and rocket attacks against Israel.

"We could also explore the temporary internment of leading Hamas and PIJ figures, making sure they are well treated," the author of one of the documents writes.'


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