Published Sunday 11/11/2012 (updated) 12/11/2012 21:12Trails of smoke are seen after the launch of rockets from north
Gaza toward Israel Oct. 24, 2012. (Reuters/Amir Cohen)GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Islamic Jihad’s military wing published two short videos showing what it said was a new type of rocket launcher firing projectiles toward Israeli targets.
The footage shows three rockets launched toward Israeli tanks, according to the group.
The Al-Quds Brigades says it has fired about 70 rockets and missiles toward Israeli communities in response to Israeli attacks on the people of the Gaza Strip.
Islamic Jihad said it had fired 70 short-range rockets and mortar bombs across the border since Saturday, salvos which drove Israeli residents to blast shelters.
At least one Israeli, in the town of Sderot, was wounded, ambulance workers said.
Earlier a jeep ambush injured four soldiers in what Israeli officials called an attack that was part of a Palestinian strategy of trying to curb its countermeasures against possible cross-border infiltration.
The al-Quds Brigades said it fired 13 rockets towards the city of Ashkelon and the PFLP’s Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades said it fired three rockets into the western Negev, while the Al-Mujahideen brigades claimed responsibility for two rockets.
Earlier, the Popular Resistance Committee said it had fired four rockets at communities close to the border and the towns of Sderot and Netivot in southern Israel, in what it called “the revenge invoice” for Israeli tank attacks on Gaza.
“We reaffirm the option of confrontation and resistance to the occupation, and we will continue our resistance and our military responses as long as the occupation continues,” the Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades said in a statement.
An Israeli army statement said it too was escalating attacks as aircraft targeted a weapon manufacturing facility, two weapon storage facilities and two rocket launching sites in northern Gaza, as well as a weapon storage facility and a “terror activity site” in southern Gaza.
Direct hits were confirmed, the statement said.
It said 30 rockets had been fired from the Gaza Strip in the previous seven hours.
(jpost.com)The West Bank cell is indicted for allegedly initiating activities months ago, aimed at killing or kidnapping civilians or IDF personnel in order to seek the release of PFLP terrorists, including Ahmed Sa’adat. Photo: REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini
The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) and IDF, uncovered and indicted a cell of four terrorists belonging to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), the Shin Bet released for publication Monday.
According to the indictment filed with the Judea Military Court, the terrorists were planning shooting and kidnapping attacks.(more)
The leader of a Syrian-based radical Palestinian PFLP group is planning to assassinate Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Fatah claimed on Saturday.
The claim followed statements made by Ahmed Jibril, leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command, in which he strongly denounced Abbas and his predecessor, Yasser Arafat, for signing the Oslo Accords with Israel. “Ahmed Jibril is a hired agent,” Fatah said in a statement released in Ramallah. “He is operating on instructions from his handlers in the region who seek to eliminate President Abbas.”
The statement did not name the “handlers.” However, a Fatah official in Ramallah told The Jerusalem Post that the statement referred to Syria and Iran. According to Fatah, Jibril’s attacks on the PA leadership came after he “failed to exploit Land Day to achieve political gains.”
Fatah accused Jibril of planning to dispatch Palestinians to the borders with Israel as part of the Global March to Jerusalem, an event that was organized last Friday by a coalition of pro-Palestinian organizations around the world.
“Ahmed Jibril is a merchant for Palestinian and Arab blood,” Fatah charged. “He is desperately trying to appease outside parties in an attempt to destroy the political achievements of our people and their wise leadership.”
this is the second time Challah posted it. I ignored it the first time because it seemed too dramatic to be real.
Something rotten in Sweden – Op-ed: While world seeks to defeat terror, Stockholm welcomes notorious terrorist into countryJune 10, 2011
‘Palestinian’ terrorist Leila Khaled….
Sweden’s contribution to the question of how to deal with terrorism was to provide a welcome mat – in the form of a taxpayer-funded lecture tour – for the notorious Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) airplane hijacker, Leila Khaled.
On the Iranian front, Bildt distinguished himself as one of the EU leaders most opposed to increased sanctions against Tehran. The very same diplomat rushed to Istanbul in June 2010 to personally greet and have his picture taken with Swedish participants in the infamous Turkish Gaza Flotilla.
If Sweden is serious about opposing terrorism and promoting Mideast peace, it must reveal the circumstances behind Leila Khalid’s entry and departure from Swedish and EU Territory and who approved the allocation of taxpayers’ funds for a woman who stands for everything Osama Bin Laden lived and died for.
Rabbi Abraham Cooper is the Associate Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Daniel Schatz is a Visiting Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University and is an expert on European and Scandinavian Politics
Only in the land of Carl Bildt could they have come up with something like this: A Swedish television report blames the Jews for both 9/11 and the Holocaust.