From Debkafile January 20, 2006, 6:32 PM (GMT+02:00) ...
Heads of 10 Palestinian terrorist leaders received in Damascus Friday by Iranian president Ahmedenijad . He promised to support their “struggle.”
Among them were Khaled Mashaal, whose Hamas is running for election in five days, Abdallah Ramadan Shalah, head of Jihad Islami, whose suicide bomber injured 30 Israels in Tel Aviv Thursday, Ahmed Jibril, head of the radical PFLP-General Command, and Hizballah’s Hassan Nasrallah.
DEBKAfile adds: The Olmert government is standing aside as Hamas heads for certain victory in the Palestinian elections. This group, like the other Palestinian terrorist groups whose commands are comfortably ensconced in Damascus, receives funding, aid and support from the hands of a leader who openly advocates wiping Israel off the map. The Tel Aviv suicide bombing was hailed enthusiastically by Iran’s state TV.