Groups Stepping up Activities in Latin America
Islamic terrorist groups - including Hamas and Hezbollah - have recently
stepped up their efforts to consolidate their power in distant areas of
Latin America, HA'ARETZ reported. According to Israeli and American
security sources, the groups have focused their activities in the area of
the borders between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. Hamas and Hezbollah,
alongside Al-Qaida and World Jihad groups, have been busy training
recruits, collecting arms, and gathering intelligence about targets,
including Jewish and Israeli targets.
Major General Moshe Kaplinski, general of the Central Command, said last
week during the annual intelligence assessment conducted by the army that
Israel needed to reassess its perception of Hezbollah as limited only to
the north, in relation to Lebanon, Syria and Iran. He said that many of
the terror attacks in the territories were now carried out under explicit
instructions from Hezbollah, including orders as specific as "which
explosives should be given to which bomber and where they should go."