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.