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A recent article in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz claimed that the dollar shaving club was being run out of an “armory of weapons”.
According to Haaretz, the “army of weapons” consists of “assault rifles, mortars, grenades, pistols, rocket-propelled grenades, anti-tank mines, and mortars.”
According to Ha, the club is owned by a Palestinian, Yasser Ali, who reportedly earned a salary of about $100,000 from his business in Tel Aviv, while other employees were paid $2,000 a month.
According to the Haaretz article, the group’s website says it has “the capacity to operate between 300 to 400 people per day.”
According the Ha’aretz article:”According to its website, the establishment is also involved in the production of military uniforms, as well as weapons, ammunition and other goods.”
According Haaretz’ article, Yaser Ali was allegedly involved in a number of terrorist attacks, including the 1995 attack on the US embassy in Tel-Aviv, and the 2005 bombing of the US Marine barracks in Beirut.
According the article, Ali reportedly has ties to Hezbollah and was once married to a Lebanese political prisoner.
According To Ha’arim, “Ali has no known links to terrorism or Hamas.
He also denies all allegations against him.”
According To the article in Haaretz:”The establishment is run by Yasser’s son, and his father is the head of the establishment.
He is not the owner.”
A statement issued by the American embassy in Israel read: “We are appalled by the allegations that a club in Tel Abyad was involved in terrorist activity.
The embassy condemns these claims.
We are committed to cooperating with the Israeli authorities and our staff, and continue to work closely with the Israelis to investigate these allegations.”
According The Jerusalem Forum, “the club’s name was chosen in the 1990s by its owner to honor the group that was behind the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers in 1986, which resulted in their capture and death.”
“It is not clear why the group would choose a name that evokes memories of the events that took place in the late 1980s and early 1990s,” the article continues.
“This name also evokes images of the group being affiliated with Hezbollah, and their involvement in the kidnapping and murder of American tourists and tourists from Western countries.”
The Jerusalem Forum article states that “the [Israeli] security service has no official ties with the club.”
According Itamar Grossman, a professor of Middle East history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, “The group is run primarily by the sons of a local businessman, and not by the Israeli security services.”
According Grossman: “It seems to be a purely local enterprise.
The club has not received official Israeli government support, so the idea of a political connection with the [Israeli security] service is dubious.
It’s also possible that the club’s owner is a member of Hezbollah or the Islamic Resistance Movement, and is connected to the organization.”