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April 19, 2006

Palestinian's Threaten To Attack Jews Abroad

Palestinian militants threaten to attack Jews abroad
17 Apr 2006 12:48:56 GMT

Palestinian militants linked to President Mahmoud Abbas's increasingly fractured Fatah movement threatened on Monday to attack Jews overseas to force Israel to release Palestinian prisoners from its jails.

Two other main Palestinian militant groups, Hamas and Islamic Jihad, also said they supported violence to free more than 8,000 prisoners held by the Jewish state, but neither explicitly backed attacks on Jews outside Israel.

The call by militants of the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades could heighten tension between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, which has been crippled financially by the loss of Western aid, and of tax and customs revenues frozen by Israel, after Hamas's crushing electoral win over Fatah in January.

"This is an open call to all our fighters in the homeland to focus on kidnapping Israeli soldiers and civilians inside our occupied land. And if the enemy does not release our prisoners, then Zionists outside Palestine will be an easy target for our fighters," the group said in a statement.

The threat was made shortly before a Palestinian suicide bomber killed himself and six other people at a sandwich stand in Tel Aviv, an attack claimed by both Islamic Jihad and al-Aqsa.

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri, whose party now controls the Palestinian government, said militants had given Israel "a complete chance" to free the prisoners during a de facto truce reached last year.

"Therefore we believe our people have the right to use every possible means, including the use of force, to free prisoners and end their suffering," he said.

Israel freed nearly 400 prisoners in June as part of pledges to secure the ceasefire, but Palestinians said this was not enough. Israel has said it will not release prisoners who have "blood on their hands".

Posted by Wild Thing at April 19, 2006 01:27 AM


This is a serious subject, but the punchline for a joke I heard recently about a conversation between two Muslim parents was:

"Well, you know how fast kids blow up these days".

Sorry, WT. Couldn't resist.

Posted by: Rhod at April 19, 2006 01:47 PM

HI Rhod, when thinking of the muslims it fits perfectly. That is the one thing that saves the day when they go out to kill, they die in the process. No waiting for a trial BS for them.
So for me when I think of the terrorists and know they blew up I do smile about that part of it.

Thanks Rhod and it is a good punchline.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 19, 2006 03:43 PM