|"Glad to be labeled anti-semitic": Malaysia's longest-serving |
political leader Mahathir Mohamad demonstrating characteristic
chumminess in Kuala Lumpur two years ago with Hamas
arch-terrorist Khaled Meshaal [Image Source]
This Ongoing War..
28 April '15..
Israel's Shin Bet internal security service is said - according to an expose published today on the Haaretz English-language news site - to have publicly exposed detailed evidence of Hamas terrorism-focused activities in far-off Malaysia. [Source: "Shin Bet: Hamas training Palestinian students in Malaysia" | Haaretz | April 28, 2015]
Among the allegations:
Hamas is taking Palestinian Arabs to Malaysia for training as 'operatives' (meaning terrorists). On their return, these people are to carry out undercover operations on returning to the West Bank.
A Palestinian Arab from Hebron, Waseem Qawasmeh, 24, is on trial in an IDF military court, charged with membership of a banned organization, with having contact with the enemy and receiving money from the enemy. He was arrested on February 13 at the Allenby Bridge (which crosses the Jordan River, providing a road connection between the Hashemite Kingdom and the areas controlled by the Mahmoud Abbas-controlled PA). He had just returned from Malaysia, as well as having spent part of his training period in Hamas-friendly Turkey. The indictment papers were filed with the court on March 18, according to the Haaretz article, and form the basis of its expose.
Senior Hamas officials including Ma'an Hatib and Radwan al-Atrash, live in Malaysia and took part in the facts giving rise to the indictment. The Shin Bet says Hatib is "responsible in Malaysia for the Hamas foreign desk", while the well-named Atrash is "a senior figure" in its Shura Council, a religion-connected body that includes Islamist figures connected with Hamas.
Part of the terrorism prep training involves pushing the Pal Arab jihadism cadets into joining the Malaysian arm of the Muslim Brotherhood and getting involved with pro-Palestinian charities active in that country.
Among their missions, these recruits then serve as couriers messengers between the PA-controlled areas and third countries, as well as being involved with clandestine transfers of funds to serve the Hamas terror organization's requirements.
Malaysia has no diplomatic relations with Israel and support for Hamas and its overt embrace of terror has been part of its political figures' public declarations for years. The current prime minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, visited the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip in January 2013.
Malaysia's Jewish population, always a tiny number, has shrunk further in the wake of years of vile, fully-open Jew-hatred spouted from the country's highest political echelons. A 2012 article in Canada's National Post ["Anti-Semitism without Jews in Malaysia"] notes that Malaysia's
politicians and civil servants devote a surprising amount of time to thinking about Israel, 7,612 km away.