TEL AVIV – As world powers hold talks with Iran over its alleged development of nuclear weapons, Tehran and its Hezbollah proxy are attempting to stir violence against both Israel and the Egyptian military, according to informed Middle Eastern security officials.
The officials tell WND that experts from Iran’s Revolutionary Guard are currently in the Egyptian Sinai to help train militants there to carry out attacks against the Egyptian military.
Egypt has been acting to find and destroy weapons smuggling tunnels between Gaza and the Sinai as well as clamp down on global jihad groups located in the Sinai.
The officials said Guard experts are also working with Hamas inside the Gaza Strip to help organize members of the Islamic group’s so-called military wing to confront the Egyptian military.
The officials said a scheduled visit to Tehran by Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal aims to further expand Hamas-Iran relations. Those ties deteriorated when Hamas largely failed to back Iranian ally Bashar al-Assad of Syria in his battle against the rebels targeting his regime.
Meanwhile, Iran is attempting to recruit militants in the West Bank to carry out attacks against Israelis both within the West Bank and in central Israel, the informed Middle Eastern security officials said.
WND was first to report about that recruitment effort, earlier this month, quoting a security official stating the Iranian-backed Hezbollah is financing cells of the Al Aqsa Martys Brigades, the so-called military wing of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah organization.
The official said Hezbollah is seeking to gain influence over the Fatah militias so that militants acting independently of Fatah will do the Iranian front group’s bidding.
The official said Qais Obeid, an Israeli Arab and a grandson of former Knesset member Diyab Obeid, is helping to lead the efforts of Hezbollah’s infiltration of Fatah. Obeid defected to Lebanon and became a senior officer for Hezbollah.
At talks with world powers in Geneva yesterday, Iran reportedly floated a proposal that includes willingness to limit some uranium enrichment, while asking for the international community to recognize Tehran’s right to enrich uranium on its soil.