JINSA Accuses Iran of Facilitating Rocket Attacks on Israel
* Monday December 29, 2008, 4:23 pm EST
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs today accused Iran of facilitating Hamas rocket attacks on Israel.
“The role of Iran in the training and buildup of the Hamas arsenal has been regrettably overlooked by the world’s media and many of its political leaders,” said Tom Neumann, executive director of the Institute.
“Hamas’s rocket attacks have become longer range and more lethal as a result of Iranian assistance and training,” he said.
No country can remain on the sidelines while its towns and villages are subject to daily barrages of rockets, Neumann said. “Israel’s military response to the attacks came only after it had exhausted all other means.”
Neumann noted that Iran, a non-Arab country, has already established a Mediterranean foothold in Lebanon and Syria and aims to do the same in Gaza. “This should be intolerable to the Arab states as well as to Russia, the European leadership and all who genuinely seek peace in the region.”