Saturday, June 23, 2007

Egyptian paper: Documents show Dahlan was working with AlQaeda with the idea of blaming trouble on Hamas

Hamas has turned over to the Egyptian authorities substantial parts of the intelligence information that fell into its hands when it overran the headquarters of Fatah-controlled security headquarters in Gaza on Thursday, according to what sources told the Egyptian newspaper Al-Masriyoun. This is the first reported use of the information in question, which has been a topic of speculation.
The sources said the documents include information about the involvement of the group of Dahlan and Shabak in cooperating in an organized way with the Mukhabarat of Israel and America, including attempts to inundate Egypt with drugs smuggled from Israel via Gaza, and the distribution of hundreds of thousands of counterfeit dollars in tourist areas of Sinai, to damage tourism in the area.

The documents also refer to the role of Dahlan in inciting Bedouins of Sinai to threaten to support Israeli policy, and to involve their people in smuggling members of "terrorist organizations" into Sinai to undertake operations against tourist installations there, both to hurt Egyptian tourism for the benefit of Israeli tourism, and also to cause trouble between Egypt and Hamas on the assertion that these persons were followers of Hamas.

The sources said the documents also show that Dahlan commissioned a large number of Fatah people to work in other Arab countries, including Egypt, to gather intelligence which was passed on to Mossad and to the Mukhabarat of America. And that he gave orders for wiretapping the Egyptian mission in Gaza and its communications with Cairo, and of an Egyptian security delegation, in addition to his involvement in the kidnapping of a member of that delegation last year, Hissam Muwassali later released as a result of Egyptian pressure.

The documents also show the involvement of Dahlan in bringing down a number of top Hamas people, via placing of advanced electronic equipment usable by Israeli planes to determine their location and kill them, as happened in the case of Ahmed Yasin, Dr Abdulaziz al-Rantisi and others. And his involvement with Mossad in administering slow poison to Yasser Arafat in order to eliminate him.
And the journalist says the sources say the evidence also points to spying on Egyptian forces in Sinai, and to a plan that Dahlan was involved in to assasinate Prime Minister Haniya on his return to Gaza via the Rafah crossing from Egypt last December, to embarass the Egyptian authorities and cause trouble between them and Hamas.
The newspaper adds this is consonant with information it published a few days ago (June 19) reporting on information published by Middle East Newsline", (apparently referring to this item) which described Egyptian authorities as having become convinced that Dahlan was involved in operations against Egyptian national security, by cooperation with AlQaeda people in undertaking operations against tourist installations in Sinai. And he refers to more general statements about the content of these documents made yesterday by Khalil al-Haya, a senior Hamas person.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they have real documents (and I guess they do per your other article a few days ago) then this is quite big news, and fits along with the Sy Hersh New Yorker article las month.

I'm sure CNN and the rest of the MSM here will be all over this any day now. Can't wait.

5:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"attempts to inundate Egypt with drugs smuggled from Israel via Gaza"


5:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"??" indeed.

Try propaganda designed to inoculate the Government of Egypt against revelations of Egypt-Dahlan-Israel cooperation, directed to an unsophisticated readership.

10:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous and rmd ..... you've never been to Egypt have you ? otherwise you would've believed it.....never heard of how eastern European prostitutes get smuggled into Israel from Egypt to accommodate its sex industry..... there is a lot western media doesn't cover.

1:33 AM  
Blogger annie said...

I'm sure CNN and the rest of the MSM here will be all over this any day now. Can't wait.

holding your breath can be bad for your health.

6:03 AM  
Blogger Kevin said...

The only other place mentioning this (at this point)is Debka, which is the Israeli inteligence imitation of Drudge. They had a big article about the original document find. It is going to be quite hard for the MSM to ignore this story, they will latch on to odd detail and twist it instead.

7:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Compliments yet again, Badger! I've copied your post here along with following posts giving a lot of background on the Sharm-el-Sheik and Taba bombings, Israeli "resort trade-war" involvement in which via Dahlan is amongst the most "explosive" implications of the article you summarised.

Also found a Palestinian Information Center statement refering to the intel-trove on uruknet:

June 21, 2007

GAZA, (PIC)-- Palestinian MPs accused the mutiny trend's leader in Fatah faction MP Mohammad Dahlan of involvement in the assassination of the late PA chief Yasser Arafat, and in the shooting at the motorcade of PA premier Ismail Haneyya as well as the Egyptian security delegation in Gaza.

"Hamas obtained serious documents conclusively proving Dahlan's involvement along with his band in the assassination of the late PA chief Abu Ammar," Faraj Al-Ghoul, chairman of the legal committee of PLC, charged in a press statement to the Sharjah-based Khalij newspaper.

"The documents convict Dahlan of corruption, and establishing death squads. In addition, we have confessions of the leaders of the preventive security apparatus who have been arrested in Gaza recently", Ghoul revealed, calling for a fair trial for Dahlan and his partners and an honest investigation into the evidence and documents.

For his part, the spokesman of the Hamas-affiliated change and reform bloc in the PLC, Mushir Al-Masri confirmed to the same newspaper, that Dahlan and his group were behind the shooting at the Egyptian security delegation in Gaza and the motorcade of PA premier Ismail Haneyya last February.

Masri also stated that Hamas welcomed the formation of "a fact-finding committee" by the Arab League, and underlined that the Egyptian security delegation is "fully informed of what happened and is happening" in the Gaza Strip.

The aspects regarding the murder of Arafat have also been picked up by the Iranian site PressTV

Still can't find a single squeak about any of this anywhere on the "western" MSM.

8:36 AM  
Blogger badger said...

Thanks for the links. There is also a more recent Palestine Info Center piece, filed this morning, telling in English about the Friday news conference of Al-Haya where he talked about the documents. They're at

10:03 AM  
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