According to the Jerusalem Post, Israel's Foreign Ministry is distributing several documents linking Hamas to the Chechen terrorists. The Hamas brochures include recruiting posters that glorify the "resistance" of Afghanistan, Chechnya, Palestine and other Muslim regions against the "invaders". In a recruiting CD titled "Russian Hell", a Hamas speaker praises the great achievements of the terrorists in Chechnya and urges young Muslims to join the jihad against the Russian police and military forces. Other videos distributed by Hamas show 18 year old Russian soldiers being tortured, beheaded, and crucified. The package released by the Israelis also includes posters of terror kingpins Shamil Basayev and the recently killed Arab jihadist al-Khattab. Basayev has boasted about planning the Beslan school massacre of 350 children, and is still at large.
The Russian FSB has not responded to the evidence yet, but they are investigating the truthfulness of the documents released by the Israelis. In the meantime, RussiaBlog readers are welcome to enjoy the fine artwork of Hamas: