A senior Hamas terrorist, released to the Gaza Strip in the Gilad Schalit prisoner swap, traveled recently to South Africa to advance the Global March to Jerusalem, scheduled for later this month, as detailed in a paper published Friday by the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center.
Under the plan, protesters from Jordan, Egypt, Gaza, the West Bank, Syria and Lebanon will converge on Israel's borders on March 30. As reported earlier this week in The Jerusalem Post, the IDF is preparing for the planned marches and will distribute riot gear to units deployed along the borders.
According to the paper published by the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, a quasi-government think tank, Dr. Abd al-Aziz Amru was brought to South Africa as the guest of two organizations - Al Quds Foundation of South Africa and the Muslim Judicial Council. Amru is a senior Hamas member who was serving seven life sentences for involvement in a suicide attack in 2003.
The paper claimed that the purpose of Amru's visit was to promote the Global March to Jerusalem and to raise awareness about the continued imprisonment of what he termed Palestinian "political prisoners" in Israeli prisons.
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