AMMAN, Jordan - State television broadcast on Thursday confessions by three members of the militant Palestinian group Hamas detained in what Jordan said was a plot to target its officials.Not that this would be the first time that Palestinian terrorists have tried to undermine and overthrow the Jordanian government. They tried, and failed, in 1970 - resulting in Black September.
Hamas denied the charges and accused Jordan of trying to undermine the Palestinian government, which it now leads.
The three suspects said in their confessions that they were Hamas agents who monitored Jordanian intelligence officers and foreign tourists, apparently for a possible attack. Two said they acquired arms and ammunition for Hamas.
The television showed footage of weapons, including dozens of hand grenades and Iranian-made Katyusha rockets, that were seized when Jordanian police arrested 20 Hamas activists in raids that began April 18. Some of the weapons were wrapped in plastic and had allegedly been hidden in an olive grove in northern Jordan.
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Hamas Isn't Content Ruining Gaza
When they're not busy ruining Gaza and the West Strip under the rubric of trying to destroy Israel, they're apparently busy trying to destablize neighboring countries - like Jordan.