[Dr. Aaron Lerner - IMRA: Fatah are the "moderates" being armed and trained
to be stronger than the "radicals" with the idea being that despite the
repeated declarations of "moderate" Mahmoud Abbas that he won't fight the
"radicals" that these "moderates" will inded fight the "radicals" instead of
Four armed groups of Fatah form a joint operations room to coordinate their
retaliation for the Israeli threats
Date: 26 / 04 / 2007 Time: 15:33
Gaza - Ma'an - Four Palestinian armed groups have confirmed their readiness
to retaliate for the Israeli threats to invade the Gaza Strip by forming a
joint operations room to coordinate their action.
The 'Homat Al-Aqsa' ('Al-Aqsa Protectors'); the 'Al-Liwaa As-Saroukhi'
('Missiles brigade'); the Martyr Hassan Al-Madhoun brigade; and the
'As-Sa'iqa Al-Wataniya' ('Homeland Strike Force'), who are all part of the
Fatah-affiliated Al-Aqsa brigades, announced in a press conference the
formation of a joint operation room in order to respond to the expected
Israeli invasion of the Gaza Strip in a coordinated and forceful fashion.
They also declared a state of high and comprehensive alert in all areas.
Many female members of the Al-Aqsa brigades also declared in the press
conference their readiness to die for the Palestinian cause. "We will be
human bombs and we will explode in the face of the occupation," they warned.
The various armed groups also warned Israel that their retaliation will be
"harsh," saying that they "will turn the Strip into a cemetery for the
Israeli soldiers if they invade." The factions also said that "there is no
truce with the Israeli enemy who only knows the language of rifles."