Palestinian Terrorists Flooding Into Bethlehem To Prepare For New Attacks

Arafat Forms Second Palestinian State Sponsored By Tehran

by DEBKAfile

3 July 2003

DEBKAfile counter-terror sources reveal large-scale influx into Bethlehem of wanted Palestinian terrorists from across West Bank. They are forming up into dangerous nucleus for stepped up violence under Arafat’s aegis.

Shin Beit Director Dichter warning at Tel Aviv University: While US and Israel create Palestinian state for Abu Mazen, Arafat is forming second Palestinian state sponsored by Tehran.

He said: Success of Israel’s withdrawal will face first test in two-three weeks when Palestinian Authority is obliged to collect illegal weapons on West Bank and Gaza Strip.