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SAUDIA ARABIA FINANCES ESCAPING TERRORISTS
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(London) - Saudi Arabia is financing the relocation of thousands of Al Aqaida insurgents to the West Bank and Gaza strip, Western intelligence sources said.
The German daily Die Welt reported last week that Saudi Arabia has financed the escape of 4,000 agents of Saudi fugitive Osama Bin Laden to Lebanon. The newspaper, quoting CIA and Western intelligence sources, said the operation is meant to provide the Palestinian Authority with trained combatants to fight in the war against Israel.
The sources were quoted as saying that Saudi Arabia has offered $5,000 for each Al Qaida member who resettles in the West Bank or Gaza Strip. Already 4,000 AI Qaida insurgents have fled from Afghanistan to Lebanon, with many of them being harbored in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ein Hilwe.
Die Welt also reported that the Saudi intelligence service paid Iran $10 million to buy weapons for the Palestinian Authority. The weapons were confiscated in wake of the capture by Israel of the Karine-A freighter on Jan. 3 in the Red Sea.
The report was the latest to assert that A1 Qaida members intend to relocate to the Palestinian areas. Last week Western diplomatic sources in Ankara confirmed a report in the Turkish Daily News that Bin Laden agents are seeking to escape to the Palestinian Authority.
In a related development, the United States has warned Egypt against disputing claims by Washington that the Karine-A was headed for the PA. Israeli diplomatic sources said that the Bush administration warned President Hosni Mubarak that Washington was ready to publicize its dispute with Cairo regarding strategic issues unless the leadership in Cairo halted public expressions of doubt regarding Palestinian smuggling of weaponry.
(MENL) JP Feb02
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