Hezbollah redraws Mideast map . . 24
Hezbollah’s dramatic gains in Lebanon two weeks ago are just part of a regional process that began last year in the Gaza Strip and will continue in Jordan and Egypt, a Hamas official in the West Bank told The Washington Times. Sheik Yazeeb Khader, a Ramallahbased Hamas political activist and editor, said militant groups across the Middle East are gaining power at the expense of U.S.-backed regimes.