Skip to comments.Al Qaida announces presence in the Gaza Strip
Posted on 08/05/2005 12:37:03 PM PDT by Man50D
ABU DHABI An announcement on an Al Qaida-aligned website said Osama Bin Laden has formed a military presence in Palestinian areas of the Gaza Strip. Israel plans to withdraw from the area by October 2005.
The announcement said Al Qaida has formed a group called "The Jihad Brigades in the Promised Land." The website, which has in the past posted announcements by Iraqi-based insurgency leader Abu Mussib Al Zarqawi, asserted that the group carried out mortar and rocket attacks against Israeli communities in the central Gaza Strip.
The Al Qaida group was said to have used a new rocket called Sajil. The posting did not detail the capabilities of the Sajil. "The Brigades are not a new organization but merely a spirit of faith pushing the jihad fighters in the promised land to close ranks behind an honest and uncompromising leadership," the announcement on Aug. 3 said.
[On Thursday, Al Qaida threatened additional strikes in Britain and said the organization could also attack the United States. In a video broadcast, Al Qaida's No. 2 Ayman Zawahiri said the July 7 suicide bombings in London's mass transit system were the result of British deployment in Iraq, Middle East Newsline reported.]
Israeli military sources dismissed the announcement, which included a videotape of rocket attacks against the Gush Katif bloc of Israeli settlements. The sources said Al Qaida preferred more lethal attacks than mortar and rocket strikes, leaving them to such groups as Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
But Israeli and Palestinian sources did not rule out the prospect that the purported Al Qaida group comprised an existing Palestinian militia. They pointed out that Bin Laden adopted Al Zarqawi's Tawhid and Jihad and renamed it Al Qaida in Iraq. Al Zarqawi has also established cells in Jordan.
One prospect was that the Gaza-based Popular Resistance Committees, founded in 2001, has been adopted by Al Qaida. The PRC, composed largely of Fatah insurgents, have maintained mortar and rocket fire against Israeli targets and issued statements that resemble those of Al Zarqawi.
Palestinian sources said the PRC was directed by Al Qaida-aligned elements. The group was said to be led by Jamal Abu Samhadana, based in the southern Gaza town of Rafah. PRC claimed responsibility for the ambush of a U.S. embassy convoy in 2003 in which three U.S. security guards were killed
Gosh -- no one could have fore seen this.
What? This a surprise? Ya gotta be kiddin'!
I don't think that would be very smart...The Iseralii Army isn't one I would want after me....anymore than our Military....
Amazing how peaceful the new neighbors are.
the Cancer is spreading..... Time for some Nuclear medicine.
Okay, let's get it on! We are ready for WW3 if that is what it takes to destroy these towel heads. Stop the talk and get ready to meet Allah.
Sounds like an invitation for the IDF to send a Welcome Wagon package.
It's getting to the point where islamo-cide is becoming about the only option available, I hate to say.
Treat it like the mind disease of nazi-ism was treated. But instead of just de-nazification of Germany, de-islamofascist-ication has to be carried out world-wide. And with merciless efficiency.
Find anyone who espouses it - anywhere on earth - and kill them immediately. No apologies, no frittering and nattering about "justification". If you promote islamo-fascism - it is a death sentence - carried out immediately. No appeal.
Wow, that was quick.
I thought they would have waited until their first rockets started landing after the retreat was completed.
In any case, I hope Sharon starts handing out inner tubes to the civilians soon.
Sharon should just hand over Jerusalem while he's at it.
Shimon Peres will be there to welcome them with roses and chocolates.
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Not a real problem once the wall is finished.
......Raidical Islam is just itching for a fight, isn't it?...announcing threates and alliances. They better be careful. The west is not really 'in it' all the way in Iraq and Radical Islam certainly views this a weekness.
However, one of these days, the Islamfacists are going to do something that even pisses off the liberals. And, hell hath no fury like a pissed off liberal. Liberals think of themselves as so nice and lovable (and smart (not evel like Republicans) but, man do they get upset if they feel they've been wronged. You know that look Hillary gets when someone pushes her button? Just imagine all of them with that icy stare. Usama, you don't know what your in for!
Oh wonderful. Yet more evidence that the withdrawal is going to lead to some of my cousins and friends being driven into the sea. Sharon had better start building an evacuation navy to move all the Jews and Christians in Israel to some other country.
I really hate Islamofascist fundamentalists. They aren't people, even. They're just ravaging demons in human bodies. They have no respect or compassion for anyone who isn't exactly like them.
I think Sharon is going through the motions. After the pull out, every time a rocket comes over the fence a mile radius around where the rocket was launched will disappear...
When the dust settles, I believe the Izzies will own Gaza and the West Bank... Without the Pali's to deal with...
The Looney Liberal Left will now join the call for recognition of Al Qaida as a legitimate Political force.
Ariel Sharon doesn't appear to care, his ego is more important.
Islam IS demonic and the devil hates Israel and will do everything in his power (which is limited) to drive them into the sea. But GOD will come to her rescue. They can only go so far before God says ENOUGH! Be encouraged.
I'm sure he's planning on it.
This is a brilliant move for our foes. I say we use this as an excuse to rush in and kill terrorists in Gaza. They think they hate US troops in Iraq and Afganistan, they will love us sweeping up their own house.
" Usama, you don't know what your in for!"
I have a strong feeling UBL is just sitting around humping sheep, with little to do but hide in his Paki protected shit hole. Abu the goon is the guy that is calling the shots in the ME.
The 'People' of Israel DID expect this...
It's their government that refuses to do what the people
What? A new Al-Qaida outlet... in a muslim land already infested with homicide bombers? What a surprise!?
>>>Israeli military sources dismissed the announcement, which included a videotape of rocket attacks against the Gush Katif bloc of Israeli settlements. The sources said Al Qaida preferred more lethal attacks than mortar and rocket strikes, leaving them to such groups as Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
We all know that the muslims never say what they mean. They only say what the media tells us they mean.
I love these threads where everyone chimes in with their fantasies.
Reality is that the Bush Administration supports this and insists the Arabs from Gaza and those in the "West Bank" are allowed easy passage between the two locations- which means a danger to Israel and access to the World.
So no one is being gathered for a coup de grâce. We are building and funding a terrorist haven. A danger to Israel and to us.
While in Iraq Americans are dying.
I hope they make good use of their cell phones, often.
Well, there goes the neighborhood.
It goes to prove the old adage that garbage attracts more garbage. Gaza is a dump, and like a magnet garbage-heads like alqaeda flock there in droves. Its good, lets concentrate them before the FINAL strike (total scorched earth).
Excuse enough now to sterilize the joint?
oh wait, we're not in Gaza, and the Israeli's were already withdrawing... hmmm, did AQ make a mistake?
Give the palestinians who are not violent 48 hours to get the hell outta Dodge, and then wipe Gaza clean.
napalm and flamethrowers will clean the vermin out...and the terrorist murderers, too. Save the big stuff for round 2.
Anyone who thinks we'll have two countries living side by side in peace should have his head examined. Let's hope Israel gives the Paleis and their al Qaeda friends exactly what they deserve.
Let us hope.
Retreating under fire like they currently are does not hope inspire.
More muslime terrorists....evacuate the Israelis, then nuke Gaza. Trap every single muzzie rat that's there and kill them like the vermin they are.
It'd be like the target practice we used to take shooting rats at the garbage dump.
Of course, that is par for the course for bin Ladin's fanatics. But it certainly gives the lie to their pretense of trying to help the Palestinian people. Hopefully, some of their sympathizers in the Near East will begin to see this, and cut off their lines of support.
There is no way civilized people can ever deal with those who will not respect other people's borders, other than as the criminals they are. We need to recognize that Al Qaida are the anarchists of the 21st Century--as much, if not more of a threat to nations in their own regions, as to any in the West. Once this becomes clearer, it will begin to get easier, rounding them up.
Actually if the US has to move in to Gaza because it is/has become a place that harbors terrorists of the Al Qaeda variety, then PM Sharon will have proven the worth of Disengagement.
Have you ever seen the movie "The Mouse that Roared?"
Neville Chamberlain, meet Ariel Sharon and George W. Bush.
I've been saying for a long time that it is the perfect safe haven for binladen himself!!
"the Cancer is spreading..... Time for some Nuclear medicine.
I am more cruel. Once Gaza is isolated from Israel, drop a nice strain of Ebola on the ground during a HAMAS rally.
"The Jihad Brigades in the Promised Land." Who was this land promised to anyhow?
Americans tend to not have a very high bull$#!+ tolerance. No Muslim would be able to leave their house for the next 50 years.
what? Alqaida in Gaza? why, who could imagined something like that!??? this is a surprising development.... someone call NYT
...making themselves easier targets.
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