Iran Presses Hamas On W. Bank
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- Iran has pressed Hamas to use its reconciliation deal
with Fatah to seize power in the West Bank, a report said.
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy asserted that Iran has
supported the reconciliation deal in an effort to facilitate Hamas
penetration of the West Bank. In a report, the institute said Iran advised
Hamas to adopt a so-called "bullets plus ballots" strategy similar to
Hizbullah in Lebanon.