Monday, June 07, 2010

7-Jun-10: Some call them fishermen

An update on this morning's report about militant activist skin-diving fishermen out for a stroll on the Mediterranean Sea:
In a message sent to media in Gaza, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade, a militant offshoot of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah faction, said the four dead were part of a marine unit training in Gaza's waters. Palestinian naval police said two people are missing. The Israeli unit responsible for intercepting the boat is the same naval commando group involved in last week's raid on a flotilla of aid that attempted to break the Israeli blockade against Gaza.
The rest of it is here.

Worth noting that the Aqsa thugs are not Hamas. Their alliegance is pledged to Mahmoud Abbas, the political head of the Palestinian Authority and of Fatah.

If, as it appears, this is a sign of a power struggle among several contenders to see who - from among the PA, IHH, Hamas, Iran, Hezbollah, Turkey and other peace-loving humanitarians - can cause the greatest mischief to the Israelis, then it's a very unwelcome development.

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