A few months ago Aaron Klein of WND interviewed Abu Ahmed, the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades leader in the northern Gaza Strip, who said
"The Al Aqsa Brigades is the military wing of the Fatah and the President Abu Mazen (Abbas) is the chairman of the movement. We are committed to our leadership, to Abu Mazen. All our activity is in accordance with the political line of Fatah, which consists of fighting the occupation until the creation of a Palestinian state. The rocket shooting is part of this vision," Abu Ahmed said.
All rockets fired from
have been launched from the northern part of the territory, which falls within Abu Ahmed's jurisdiction in the Brigades. Gaza
Asked why Abbas distances himself from Al Aqsa's rocket firing, Abu Ahmed told WND, "Listen, we are aware of our president's (Abbas') declarations but we are also aware of the international political system that brings the president to adopt this position."
The terror leader said Abbas never asked his group to halt the rocket fire.
"We know what is Fatah's general political line and we act according to this line and I can say that we were never asked to stop shooting rockets. Therefore, the rocket shooting is not in any way harming our loyalty and our commitment to [Abbas] and his leadership."
In other words the "moderate" Abbas who runs Fatah wants the violence to continue. Today Abbas ordered homocide bombings. Not out in the open but again using his "military wing" to do his dirty work for him.
Aaron Klien who has the most incredible open lines to terrorist leaders has the story. By the way if you haven't read his book, Schmoozing with Terrorists you are really missing out. it is as informative as it is interesting (I have read my copy twice). Here is Klein's story about the call for Homicide bombings
By Aaron Klein
– While Israeli negotiators held peace talks yesterday with members of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah organization, Abbas' declared military wing announced it will attempt a series of suicide bombings inside JERUSALEM . Israel
"The Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades calls on its members in the Gaza Strip and
West Bankto launch a series of martyrdom bombing attacks, shooting attacks and rocket attacks in response to the Zionist escalation in ," said an official Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades pamphlet distributed in the Gaza West Bankyesterday and obtained by WND.
"The military wing of Fatah stays loyal to Fatah strategy and the way of Abu Amar (Yasser Arafat). We call on our brothers to take their weapons and plan attacks and attack every Israeli target. ... Al Aqsa threatens our reaction will come very soon in the middle of your (Israeli) cities," stated the pamphlet.
The Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, Fatah's military wing, is listed by the State Department as a terror group. It took responsibility, along with the Islamic Jihad terror organization, for every suicide bombing in
in 2005 and 2006 and for thousands of shootings and rocket attacks. Israel
In an interview, Abu Oudai, a chief of the Brigades in the northern
West Bank, told WND the pamphlet addresses his group's objectives.
"The second intifada is entering a new cycle," said Abu Oudai. "We are proud to declare that on its 43rd anniversary Fatah is back to leading armed struggle. The Israelis will learn in the coming days what are our capabilities."
The terror leader claimed his group's planned attacks were in response to Israeli "atrocities" in the Gaza Strip, referring to Israeli anti-terror efforts to combat escalated rocket fire from
into nearby Jewish communities. Gaza
Palestinian terrorists in
yesterday fired some 40 rockets into Gaza , wounding four people, including two motorists hurt when a rocket slammed into a busy intersection. Israel