Thursday, September 12, 2013

12-Sep-13: Terrorist "sleeper" units launched while Abbas remains "steadfast" on peace talks

Making no secret of their intentiions, Al Aqsa terrorist threat
is made in the name of Fatah [Image Source]
The 9/11 commemorations are behind us, and with them the universal calls for learning lessons, never giving in to terrorists and so on. Today is the day after, and reality is back.

The lessons were mostly never learned and the terrorists, far from having surrendered, grow increasingly active and brazen, and while this is not about chemical warfare, it's no less life threatening.

We wrote here just a week ago about the rising cacophony of Palestinian Arab voices decrying the 'peace' talks under way with Israel, declaring them a failure, futile, pointless and an act of treason on  the part of any Arab taking part. (Click on "4-Sep-13: Futile and going nowhere: do we understand their peace strategy better now?" for a reminder.) Note how some of those doing the decrying are holders of high positions in the self-pampering elite that runs the Palestinian Authority.

Recall also, before reading the report in the following paragraph, that one man is the head of the Palestinian Authority and of the Palestine Liberation Organization and of Fatah.
The Fatah-aligned al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades on Tuesday distributed a leaflet calling for its “units and sleeping cells” to start launching attacks against “the Zionist enemy” beginning on Friday, the eve of Yom Kippur. The attacks are a protest against the effort to “Judaize and divide” Jerusalem and the al-Aqsa mosque, according to The Jerusalem Post [Khaled Abu Toameh's report is here]. “We call upon our people to participate in a popular intifada on Friday in honor of the blood of the martyrs and to defend our land and Aqsa Mosque, which is being subjected to Judaization and division,” the leaflet said. It was distributed by Fatah in the Gaza Strip, according to the newspaper. [Source]
The START Global Terrorism database says
Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade primary tactics are suicide bombings and firearms attacks.
Uniquely in the world, this particular terrorist group operates within a society - that of the Palestinian Arabs - where it enjoys overwhelming support for its barbaric tactics. The evidence for this is fresh and absolutely irrefutable. What does their savagery have to do with resistance? Nothing. It's almost exclusively directed at civilians, buses, public places and restaurants. In a word: terrorism.

Does everyone agree with us? No.
US Secretary of State John Kerry met Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in London on Sunday, having earlier insisted that Israelis and Palestinians were determined to pursue direct peace talks. The pair laughed and joked in the Queen Elizabeth room of London's Ritz Carlton hotel before heading off for their closed-door meeting... "Despite tough decisions that have to be made and despite pressure that exists on both sides... both the Palestinians and Israelis have remained steadfast in their commitment to continuing the talks," Kerry said [AFP, "Israel, Palestinians 'remain steadfast' on peace talks", September 8, 2013]

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