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Smugglers Galore

How Iran arms its allies.

Dec 31, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 16 • By LEE SMITH
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Israeli officials might be worried about the Sinai turning into an Afghanistan on their border, but with Hamas, they’re looking at a garrison equipped with Iranian missiles and European small arms. “We saw how much Hamas had at its disposal with Operation Pillar of Defense,” notes Ross. “There was no ground incursion this time around, but you’d have seen them breaking out all sorts of stuff, like NATO-quality small arms. We’ve come a long way from the First Intifada and 8-year-olds throwing rocks.”

Lee Smith is a senior editor at The Weekly Standard.

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