Notorious Hizbullah terrorist began his terror career with Fatah's Force 17.
The same Force 17 that serves in Mahmoud Abbas's Presidential Guard.
The same Presidential Guard that President Bush and Condi Rice "bolster and strenghthen with millions of U.S. tax dollars.
Before 9/11, Imad Mughniyah, chief of operations for Hizbullah, was responsible for the deaths of more Americans in terror attacks. Which included the terror attack on the Marine barracks in Beirut and the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia.
In Beirut,Lebanon Mughniyah belonged to Arafat's Force 17. When the PLO was forced out of Lebanon, Mughniyah then joined up with Hizbullah.
The report at the counter terrorism blog states that Mughniyah has had recent links with Force 17:
"Mughniyah cut his teeth as a teenage gunman with Force 17 in Beirut in the late 1970's. Mughniyah's links to Fatah are also not ancient history. While Hezbollah's growing relationships with the Palestinian Islamist groups has been well reported, Hezbollah has also worked to build connections within the ostensibly secular Fatah. Force 17 officers founded the very first Hezbollah cells in the Gaza and the West Bank."
The Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade is a recognized terrorist organization. In June of last year the "moderate" Abbas appointed Mahmoud Damra, a senior Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade leader as commander of Force 17.
The WND report states:
" Many Fatah security members from Force 17 are also openly members of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades."
U.S. tax dollars funding terrorism via the Palestinians!