Fatah military wing "blesses" bombing of bus, calls for terror attacks against Israelis: “Fight with every possible means"
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page, and Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency) on April 18, 2016
“In the name of All Merciful Allah
‘Fight them; Allah will punish them by your hands and will disgrace them and give you victory over them and satisfy the breasts of a believing people.’ (Quran. Surah 9:14, trans. Sahih International)
An Announcement on behalf of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing) – Palestine
‘The Martyr Nidal Al-Amoudi Division’
The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades blesses the self-sacrificing operation (i.e., bombing of a bus on April 18, 2016) in Jerusalem.
For our Jerusalem and our Al-Aqsa Mosque, the good news of victory keeps arriving today, in a display we have not seen in a long time – a bus bombing operation in the occupied city of Jerusalem, in which dozens of Zionists were injured.
The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades’ Al-Amoudi Division blesses the self-sacrificing operation and emphasizes that this operation is a natural response to the occupation’s ongoing crimes and clear evidence that the free men in the West Bank have answered the call of their Brigades, according to which the Martyrdom-seeking operations are the best option of response to the occupation’s crimes in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Jerusalem. Likewise, the Brigades call on their fighters in the West Bank and Jerusalem to fight with every possible means, and call on all of their people to mobilize at all points of friction [with Israel] and in direct operations (i.e., attacks) which will place the settlers on the land of Palestine in [fire] range of the rifles of the Brigades, wherever they [the settlers] are.
The Brigades stress that this operation indicates that our people adheres to the option of armed struggle against the occupation with all possible means until its [Israel’s] degrading expulsion from Palestine.
The revolution is until victory
Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades – Palestine
The Martyr Nidal Al-Amoudi Division
Fatah’s military wing
April 18, 2016”
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The original post was later deleted from the Fatah Facebook page but remained on the Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency).
Jerusalem line 12 bus bombing – A bomb exploded on bus no. 12 in the Talpiyot neighborhood of Jerusalem on April 18, 2016, injuring 21 people, 2 of them seriously. One of the 2 who were seriously injured is thought to be the terrorist who set it off. No one claimed responsibility for the attack.
The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades - established by Arafat in 2000, when he started the PA terror campaign (the second Intifada). He unified separate Palestinian armed groups into a single body under the name The Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, which is still Fatah’s official military wing today, and is on the US and EU list of terror organizations.
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