Wikileaks: Diskin said Fatah is on its 'last legs'

Shin Bet head's 2007 assessment: Fatah "desperate, disorganized, and demoralized" in Gaza, Hamas "well-organized and ascendant."

By JPOST.COM STAFF
December 20, 2010 18:45
1 minute read.
Shin Bet head Yuval Diskin at HLS int'l conference

Yuval Diskin 311. (photo credit: Sivan Faraj )

A "Diskin said that Fatah is on its 'last legs,' and that the situation bodes ill for Israel," the cable read.

In another cable released Monday, it was revealed that during a 2007 June 12 meeting with US Ambassador to Israel Richard H. Jones, then-head of Military Intelligence Maj.-Gen. Amos Yadlin said that Gaza was "number four" on his list of threats, preceded by Iran, Syria, and Hizbullah in that order.

Yadlin said military intelligence had been predicting armed confrontation in Gaza between Hamas and Fatah since Hamas won the January 2006 legislative council elections, the cable revealed.


Related Content

Riot
August 31, 2014
Rioting resumes throughout east Jerusalem Saturday night

By DANIEL K. EISENBUD

Cookie Settings