FATAH SEEKS TO SPEARHEAD INSURGENCY WAR
GAZA CITY [MENL] -- The Fatah movement has launched an effort to spearhead
the Palestinian war against Israel.
Palestinian sources said Fatah commanders have ordered their cadres to step
up attacks against Israel in wake of the death of Palestinian Authority
Chairman Yasser Arafat. They said Fatah has acquired mortars and other
weaponry for attacks on Israeli military and civilian targets in the Gaza
On Thursday, Fatah's Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade said it fired 20 mortars at
Israeli communities in the Gaza Strip. There were no reports of injuries.
"The bombardment is in retalition to the cowardly crime committed by the
enemy against our leader and the symbol of our Arab and Islamic nation,
Yasser Arafat," Fatah said in a statement. "Al Aqsa is determined to
continue the armed resistance in all the Palestinian regions and avenge the
blood of the leader Arafat."
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