PA PM: Fatah will remain armed, Al Aqsa Brigades remains, Brigades: ceasfire
if release all terrorists, full withdrawal
[IMRA: To Mr. Qurei's credit, he makes no bones about his intention to keep
the illegal Fatah militia intact ("Fateh will never relinquish its military
wing") this while the Fatah Al Aqsa Brigades set absurd conditions for a
"cease-fire" (full withdrawal to the '67 line, release of all terrorists,
Qurei' Refuses the Dissolution of Al Aqsa Brigades As the Dispute over the
Egyptian Plan Is Underway
GAZA, June 21, 2004 (IPC+Agencies)--(Official PA website) The Palestinian
Prime Minister Ahmed Qure' asserted that the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades,
military wing of the Fateh movement will not be dissolved and Fateh will
never relinquish its military wing.
Qurei said in an interview with "Al Sharq Al Awssat" daily yesterday "the
dispute is ended obviously over whom are the al Aqsa martyr brigade."
He added "al Aqsa martyr brigade would be absorbed in the Fateh institutions
"we publicly declared the al Aqsa martyr brigade is a part of Fateh movement
and we committed with that" Qurei asserted.
Speaking about the Egyptian initiative over the withdrawal from Gaza Strip,
PM Qurei denied the Egyptian security moves in Gaza is a salvation collar
for the Israeli premier Arial Sharon, Qurie said" the opposite is the true.
The Egyptian move is a salvation for the Palestinian and their leadership
"he added "Egypt's role is honored by the Palestinians, in which Egypt will
train and rehabilitate the Palestinian security personnel."
Meanwhile, the commander of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades of Fateh in Jenin,
Zakria Al-Zubeidi declared in a statement published by AFP that a document
prepared by Al Aqsa Brigades, stipulates halting the attacks against the
"Such a document is the first of its type and was completed on Saturday
evening; a copy was sent to the President Yasser Arafat and the Prime
Minister to be discussed on the table later on." Al Zubeidi said
The document cited the Al-Aqsa Brigades' conditions for striking Hudna,
including uplifting the siege on President Arafat, Israeli withdrawal to
1967 and dismantling all the Israeli settlements, setting free all the
prisoners and the IsraelI hand over of all bodies of the Palestinians killed
during the resistance battles and allowing the return of the all expelled
Palestinian from the West Bank to Gaza Strip
He said "if Israel is ready to live up with such conditions, I will issue my
instructions to stop all the attacks against the Israelis."
On the other hand, the military wing of Popular front for liberation of
Palestine (PFLP), Abu Ali Mustafa battalion, in a statement, refused the
Egyptian security initiative.