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Fatah’s military wing claims responsibility for Hebron terror attack

The Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch shared an image from the Telegram channel of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades on its Telegram channel

The image shows an official statement from the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, Fatah’s military wing. At the top center is the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades logo, featuring crossed assault rifles over the Dome of the Rock.

Text: “A military announcement from the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades – Hebron Area

‘Fight them; Allah will punish them by your hands and will disgrace them’ [Quran 9:14, Sahih International translation]

With Almighty Allah’s help, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades – Palestine, the military wing of the [Palestinian] National Liberation Movement ‘Fatah,’ announces its responsibility for carrying out the self-sacrificing operation (i.e., terror attack) in Hebron, near the settlement of Kiryat Arba – the settler Highway 60 – this morning, Monday, Aug. 21, 2023, in which a female Zionist settler was killed and another was seriously wounded (refers to murder of Batsheva Nagari; see note below -Ed.). This operation comes as a natural response to the occupation’s crimes and its arrogance.

We emphasize that the operation comes on the anniversary of the Al-Aqsa Mosque arson in 1969, in order to recall to memory the crimes of the Zionist enemy (sic., the arson was committed by Michael Rohan, an Australian Christian with a mental health disorder).

[The operation also comes] out of loyalty to the commitment to our Martyrs, and out of our loyalty to the choice of the rifle as a strategic choice.

Glory and eternity to our pure Martyrs, and a speedy recovery to our heroic wounded.

This is a revolution until victory.

A killing for a killing, a bombing for a bombing, fear for fear

The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades – Hebron Area – Monday, Aug. 21, 2023”

[Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch, Telegram channel, Aug. 21, 2023]

Batsheva Nagari – an Israeli kindergarten teacher and mother of 3 in her 40s who was shot and murdered by two Palestinian terrorists in front of her 12-year-old daughter, while the two were hitching a ride near Hebron on Aug. 21, 2023. The driver giving them a ride was also shot and seriously wounded in the attack. The terrorists, who fired over 20 bullets, fled the scene before being arrested the following day

Michael Rohan - Australian Christian with a mental health disorder who set fire to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in 1969. For years, the Palestinian Authority has falsely accused Israel of setting the fire.