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Hamas Leader Linked to Bin Laden Terrorists.

By IsraelWire

Hamas founder and spiritual leader Sheik Ahmad Yassin has been linked to master terrorist Osama bin Laden despite denying any contact with the bin Laden organization. Recent reports linking Hamas to bin Laden were denied by Yassin in the media.

Following the recent clearing for publication the news of the arrest of Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists by the General Security Service (GSS/Shin Bet) over past months, it was learned that the link between the terror organizations existed. Israeli security establishment officials reported they learned of a conspiracy to perpetrate terrorist attacks against Israeli targets in conjunction with the bin Laden organization.

According to the IDF indictment against three terrorists in custody, Yassin did in the past make a $10,000 contribution to further efforts to carry out terror attacks against Israeli targets by bin Laden affiliates. Yassin also spoke of working to recruit terrorists from PLO Authority autonomous areas to enlist them in bin Laden's terrorist army.

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Title Annotation:Sheik Ahmad Yassin, Osama bin Laden
Comment:Hamas Leader Linked to Bin Laden Terrorists.(Sheik Ahmad Yassin, Osama bin Laden)
Publication:Israel Faxx
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:7ISRA
Date:Sep 7, 2000
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