Charles Upton — henrymakow.com August 15, 2013
Few Christians in the West are aware that the vast majority of Palestinian Christians have been driven from their ancient homeland by the State of Israel.
According to Mahmood Mamdani in Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War and the Roots of Terror [New York: Doubleday, 2005], p 121: “Israeli intelligence allowed Hamas to operate unhindered during the first intifada–letting it open a university and bank accounts and even possibly helping it with funding….”
And Richard Labévière, in Dollars for Terror: The United States and Islam [New York: Algora, 2000] pp. 204-205, asserts that “Shin Beth (domestic security and counter-espionage) has been developing a plan since the 1970′s to support the emergence of Islamist organizations likely to compete with, if not weaken and divide, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).
Shin Beth finances the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brothers, to counter the development of Palestinian resistance inside Israel….” And General Segev, Military Governor of Gaza (1973) is quoted as saying “we extend some financial aid to Islamic groups via mosques and religious schools in order to help create a force that would stand against the leftist forces that support the PLO.” [Quoted in Graham Usher, "The Rise of Political Islam in the Occupied Territories, Middle East International, no. 453, June 25, 1993, p. 19]