Archive for the ‘Fatah’ category

Two Members of Mahmoud’s Official Security Forces Arrested For Massacre of Jewish Settler Family

14 March, 2011

I’m sure Obama will be condemning this atrocity at any moment now…  Any moment…  Maybe after a couple more rounds of golf…

Anyone for a game of cricket?

U.S.-trained forces arrested in brutal slaying
5 members of Jewish family killed inside their home

By Aaron Klein – WorldNetDaily

JERUSALEM – Two members of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ official security forces were arrested in conjunction with this past weekend’s bloody massacre in which five family members were brutally stabbed to death inside their home in the Jewish village of Itamar, WND has learned.

The names of the apprehended suspects will be released to the Israeli media within hours but were revealed to WND by security officials working on the murder.

Two cousins are now in Israeli custody and are suspected in the slayings. Ahmed Awad is an officer in Abbas’ Preventative Security Services in the northern West Bank city of Nablis. Iyad Awad is an officer in Abbas’ General Intelligence services in Ramallah.

Both the Preventative and General Intelligence services of Fatah are armed, trained and funded by the U.S.

It was not immediately clear whether the duo were arrested for planning the attack or for personally carrying out the murders.

Since the late 1990s, the U.S. has run training bases for PA militias. The U.S. also has provided hundreds of millions of dollars in financial aid and weapons to build up the PA militias.

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Gaza: Big Jihad vs. Little Jihad

30 August, 2009

I always enjoy reading the work of Dr. Walid Phares, he has a unique viewpoint rarely seen in today’s fight against islamic fascism. This article points out what is obvious to our regular readership but is a totally alien concept to American officials, senior military officers and intelligence analysts. Jihad by any name, any group or any strategy remains jihad.

The goal of jihad in global enslavement. I would like to see our government develop a plan to widen the fissures in these jihadi groups and cause them to feast on themselves. The world’s best killers of muslims have always been other muslims. The diversity of the radical islamic groups should make it easy to work them into a full blown, frothing at the mouth jihadi rage and unleash them on each other.

By Dr. Walid Phares, 28 Aug 09, Muslim world today
Hamas’ attack against a Jihadist group inside Gaza is about to provide the Palestinian Islamist organization a pass to become a “mainstream” movement, acceptable internationally as a partner in negotiations. Or at least, that is what Hamas strategists think may happen as a result of crushing the minuscule militant entity known as Jund Ansar Allah (The Soldiers or the Partisans of Allah) last week. This is another murky development in the world of Jihadism, where the biggest brothers in holy war devoured the little ones, in a race between who can achieve final victory against the Kuffar (infidels). But in Gaza, these intra-Jihadist slaughter fests are peculiar in as much as the “Palestine cause” is so central to the Islamist political narrative worldwide.

In November of 2008, a new group in Rafah declared itself as the ultimate Salafi Jihadist force of Palestine. After many previous attempts made previously by al Qaeda-inspired factions at least since 2001, Jund Ansar Allah (JAA) led by Abel Latif Mussa, aka Abu al Nour al Maqdissi, seized the control of a local Mosque and segments of a neighborhood and launched a couple attacks against Israel as of early 2009.

The JAA issued many declarations calling for “real Jihad,” ending negotiations with Fatah, the international community and opposing any type of elections and constitutional structure in Gaza other than pure Sharia. From his pulpit, Sheikh Mussa criticized Hamas’ leadership for failing the Jihad they promised to deliver, and for betraying their own constitution calling for an Islamic Emirate all over Palestine, not just in Gaza and the West Bank. Hundreds of already indoctrinated youth joined the JAA and formed the nucleus of a Jihadi militia. Their ranks were growing at an alarming rate for Hamas, which felt time came to squash them, before they became a competitive organization. The JAA was on its ballistic way to devour Hamas from the inside. It was using the same doctrines upon which Hamas was founded, grew, and used to overthrow Fatah from Gaza.
-Love islamic style, build friendships and attack when their guard is down.

After a few incidents, Hamas forces overwhelmed the headquarters of JAA killing dozens of militants. The fighting took its toll on both groups. Unverified reports said Abu Jibril Shemali, commander of Izzedine al Qassam Brigades (Hamas’ SS-like force) and Abu Abdallah al Suri, JAA’s military commander were both killed in the clashes. The founder of the Jund Ansar Allah Abdel Latif Moussa was killed during the explosion of one of his suicide bombers as he targeted advancing Hamas fighters. By now, the “Jund” has been crushed, its mosque seized and its survivors pursued. In return, JAA underground has threatened to punish Hamas leadership for their apostasy against “Allah’s true fighters.” In this is Jihad versus Jihad inside a world of indoctrinated circles of militants, one circle enjoying power, money and recognition and the smaller circle wanting to snatch it away from the most powerful. But what are lessons we need to learn from this pool of piranhas, where big Jihadi fish eat little Jihadi fish?

1. According to many commentators on al Jazeera, Hamas chose to finish up the “Jund” as a maneuver to lure the West in general – Great Britain and the United States in particular – into “engaging” the organization, lifting its name from terror lists and adding it to the peace process between the Palestinians and Israel. Hamas spokespersons rushed to use one term that resonates greatly in Western ears, especially with the Obama Administration and the Brown Government: “We too are fighting the extremists, the terrorists as you are fighting them and pursuing al Qaeda,” declared Hamas English speaking communicators, hours after the combat was over. Analysts in the Arab world, shrewd enough to detect the Hamas tactical move, weren’t greedy in revealing their game: crushing an “al Qaeda” like group in Gaza would grant an immediate license to the mainstream for Hamas. One must expect sympathizing journalists, apologist academics and (soon enough) diplomats and envoys citing the “glorious” deeds of Hamas as evidence of fight “against terrorism.” Some savvier analysts believe many “engagement” architects in Europe and America have even suggested such a move to break the veto against Hamas.

Interestingly, the U.S. narrative lately has been underlining that there is no war against “Global Jihadsim” but only a “war against al Qaeda.” So those in the business of Jihad, including Hamas, Hezbollah and a plethora of other groups, can make their credential known to the West by slapping some local, little al Qaeda boys, and claiming a green card to the world of “accepted Jihadists.” Two summers ago, the Syrian regime and to an extent, Hezbollah, tried to come up with a similar model: Damascus released a copycat group in northern Lebanon, Fatah al Islam, before they claimed they beheaded the organization few months later, suggesting to Washington that Bashar can also kill al Qaeda crowds.
-Any American official, intelligence analyst or military officer that has not read the koran for themselves and measured its guidance against our American concept of respect, tolerance and fairness should be relieved for cause. If they did not take the time in the last eight years to learn about the evil ideology guiding our enemies then they are worthless. If one of you read this and disagree with my assessment, read the koran and we will discuss it. (more…)

Gaza Peacenicks Should Blame Hamas, Not Israel

28 August, 2008

Some interesting observations:

Showboating over Gaza

The protesters who came ashore last week should blame Hamas rather than Israel for the territory’s ills
Ron Prosor
The Guardian – August 28 2008

Israel last Saturday permitted two boats of protesters to land on the shores of Gaza. This disappointed the more aggressive agitators in the party, as they hankered for a confrontation with the Israeli navy that never came. Yvonne Ridley, on board making a documentary for an Iranian state-funded broadcaster, must have been particularly frustrated.

Having thoroughly assessed the security risks, Israel granted the ships safe passage. The protesters came ashore with enough hot air to fill the 5,000 balloons they’d brought for the children of Gaza. They also delivered 200 hearing aids. Yet their silence regarding Hamas’s abuse of its own people, let alone Israeli civilians, has been deafening.

Ironically, while the protesters tub-thumped their way to Gaza, just three weeks earlier, scores of Palestinians were at the Israeli border, fleeing for their lives. Eleven Palestinians died and more than a hundred were injured in fierce fighting between Hamas and its Fatah rivals. Facing slaughter by Hamas forces, nearly 200 Fatah members fled to Israel for refuge. Bilal Hilles, one of the wounded, described his fear at the prospect of returning to Hamas rule. “It would be like a death sentence for me,” he told the Jerusalem Post.

Hamas’s enslavement of Gaza continues, as does the silent complicity of the protesters.

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Israel helps Palestinians in escape from Gaza

4 August, 2008

Amazing, I can think of no muslim country that would have helped a single Jew escape certain death.

I expect the U.N. and muslim apologists to condemn this blatant display of dhimmihood. The U.N. should issue yet another scathing report on Israeli occupation and human rights violations (sarcasm)

Seriously, once again the Israelis have proven to an uncaring world they are the superior culture and show tolerance even when none is shown them.

JERUSALEM (CNN) — The Israeli army said Monday it has helped approximately 85 Fatah-allied Palestinians — who escaped a bloody Hamas crackdown in Gaza — relocate to the West Bank city of Jericho.

Israel agreed to help give about 150 Palestinians safe passage through the Jewish state on Saturday, after being asked by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, head of the Fatah party.

The Palestinians are members of the Hilles clan, a family known to support Fatah, who left Gaza after battles with Hamas gunmen on Saturday. (more…)

Human Rights Watch Blames U.S. for Problems with Hamas and Fatah

30 July, 2008

As the saying goes: “Damned if you do, damned if you don’t…”

Hamas and Fatah both violate human rights: report
Wed Jul 30, 2008
By Adam Entous

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Palestinian security forces loyal to Hamas and Fatah have both carried out serious human rights abuses over the past year, including arbitrary arrests and torture, according to a report on the bitter power struggle.

Human Rights Watch, in the report released on Wednesday, cited a pattern of politically motivated arrests, mock executions and severe beatings in detention centers run by Hamas Islamists in the Gaza Strip and President Mahmoud Abbas’s secular Fatah faction in the West Bank.

It faulted the United States and other donors, who have bankrolled Abbas’s Palestinian Authority and Fatah-dominated security forces, for “not paying adequate attention to the systematic abuses by those forces”.

Hamas, which receives support from Iran and other Islamist allies, routed Fatah in the Gaza Strip a year ago, seizing control of the coastal enclave after months of fighting that killed hundreds. Abbas and his Fatah-led security forces still hold sway in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

Internal tensions spiked again after a bomb blast killed five Hamas militants and a girl in the Gaza Strip on Friday. Hundreds of Hamas and Fatah supporters have since been detained in both territories in tit-for-tat crackdowns.

The Hamas-run Interior Ministry in the Gaza Strip declined to comment on the Human Rights Watch report, but the group says those who commit abuses are punished.

Abbas’s Interior Ministry said arrests by West Bank forces were in accordance with Palestinian law and that it does not condone “some individual practices” during interrogation.

Most abuse cases documented by Human Rights Watch in the West Bank involved Abbas’s General Intelligence and Preventive Security services, which Abbas has granted broad law enforcement powers to protect his West Bank-based government.

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Israel Shows Mercy in Gaza Conflict

20 June, 2007

Please note the humanitarian gestures by Israel in the following article.  I seriously doubt that the Palestinians would be so kind if the situation were to be reversed…

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Israel Sends Missiles, Tanks Into Gaza 
Jun 20 2007
By DIAA HADID
Associated Press Writer
Via Breitbart

EREZ CROSSING, Gaza Strip (AP) – Israel fired missiles and sent tanks on a foray into Gaza on Wednesday, killing four Palestinians in the first military action since Hamas militants took control.

At the same time, Israel eased restrictions on travel in and out of Gaza, letting in a few seriously ill Palestinians who had been holed up for days at a fetid border crossing.

A teenager with leukemia and two other chronically ill Palestinians were on their way through the tunnel at the Erez crossing in Israel, the military said. Israeli officials also authorized entry of all foreign nationals living in Gaza.

Israel’s Supreme Court was hearing a petition by a human rights group demanding that Israeli authorities also offer immediate medical treatment to 26 critically ill Palestinians hospitalized in Gaza.

Israeli aircraft, meanwhile, fired missiles at two rocket launchers in northern Gaza, in the first aerial attack since the Islamic militants of Hamas took over the coastal strip last week. No injuries were reported in the strike, which came in retaliation for militant rocket fire on Israel.

Earlier in the day, Israeli tanks entered southern Gaza, and four people, including at least two militants, were killed in an exchange of fire, Palestinian hospital officials said.

In the West Bank, two Palestinian militants were killed in a shootout with Israeli troops during an arrest raid near Jenin. (more…)

Carter: Bush’s Refusal to Accept Hamas was “Criminal”

19 June, 2007

Okay, I’m no fancy schmancy lawyer/politician, but wouldn’t it be considered ‘criminal’ for the U.S. to support a terrorist organization like Hamas, as ex-President Jimmy Carter is suggesting?

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Carter: Stop favoring Fatah over Hamas
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
DUBLIN, Ireland
Jpost.com

The United States, Israel and the European Union must end their policy of favoring Fatah over Hamas, or they will doom the Palestinian people to deepening conflict between the rival movements, former US President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday.

Carter, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who was addressing a conference of Irish human rights officials, said the Bush administration’s refusal to accept the 2006 election victory of Hamas was “criminal.”

Carter said Hamas, besides winning a fair and democratic mandate that should have entitled it to lead the Palestinian government, had proven itself to be far more organized in its political and military showdowns with the Fatah movement of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

Hamas fighters routed Fatah in their violent takeover of the Gaza Strip last week. The split prompted Abbas to dissolve the power-sharing government with his rivals in Hamas and set up a Fatah-led administration to govern the West Bank.

Carter said the American-Israeli-European consensus to reopen direct aid to the new government in the West Bank, but to deny the same to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, represented an “effort to divide Palestinians into two peoples.” (more…)

Christian School, Church Destroyed in Gaza

18 June, 2007

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Jun 18 2007
Breitbart.com
GAZA, June 18 (UPI) — A Catholic priest in Gaza Monday said Christians need protection from escalating attacks by Muslim extremists.

The Rev. Manual Musalam’s appeal came after attacks on the Rosary Sisters School and the Latin Church in Gaza, The Jerusalem Post reported.

“The masked gunmen used rocket-propelled grenades to storm the main entrances of the school and church,” he told the Post. “Then they destroyed almost everything inside, including the Cross, the Holy Book, computers and other equipment.”

Musalam, who leads a small Latin community in Gaza said: “Christians have been living in peace and security with Muslims for many years, but those who attacked us are trying to sabotage this relationship,” the Post reported.

Musalam said Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas called him Sunday to condemn the attack.

While Fatah officials blamed the attack on Hamas, a Hamas spokesman denied the group was responsible, the Post reported.

Analysis: Hamas victory could be an opportunity for Israel

14 June, 2007

ra2637953929.jpgBy CALEV BEN-DOR
Jpost.com
Despite Israel’s natural inclination to view Hamas’s military victory over Fatah forces in Gaza with despair, the movement’s complete control over the Gaza Strip might not be as bad as we fear. In fact, it may offer the best opportunity in years to break the current political stalemate by facilitating the creation of an effective address in the West Bank with which Israel can promote a political process.

Since 2000, the biggest obstacle to any progress between Israel and the Palestinians has been the absence of either a partner or an “address” on the Palestinian side. The reform to the Palestinian Basic Law in the context of the road map was supposed to alleviate this problem by creating a prime minister who would bypass Arafat.

But the reform became an even greater constitutional millstone round the Palestinian political system’s neck after Arafat’s death and Hamas’s victory in the Palestinian Legislative Council elections in January 2006.

The reform led to constitutional dysfunction due to overlapping powers of the chairman (Fatah’s Mahmoud Abbas) and the government, controlled by Hamas.

With no legal way out of this crisis until the next Palestinian Authority elections in 2010, Israel has been forced to bide its time, hoping that a boycott would force Hamas to change its spots. As international support for the boycott eroded, and a humanitarian disaster in the PA seemed to be in the cards, Israel’s choices were growing thin.

Now, Hamas’s disregard for the PA constitution in carrying out a military coup could work in Israel’s favor. With a clear Fatah majority in the PLO, Abbas could use the fighting as an opportunity to break the constitutional Gordian knot tying Palestinian hands and annul the Basic Law, thus centralizing power in the West Bank under his leadership. (more…)

Hamas Overruns Fatah Security Command

14 June, 2007

It will be interesting to see who gets what after this war. And, will one group complain about the illegal occupation of their land by the other, or will they simply join forces once again in solidarity and continue complaining about Israel???

And, did Condi know this was going to happen when we supplied them with weapons???

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Report: Fatah men executed in front of wives and children
Khaled Abu Toameh and AP,
THE JERUSALEM POST

Jun. 14, 2007

Fifteen Palestinians were killed and 80 were wounded as Hamas fighters overran one of Fatah’s most important security installations in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, and witnesses said the victors dragged vanquished gunmen from the building and shot them to death gangland-style in the street in front of their families.

The capture of the Preventive Security headquarters was a major step forward in Hamas’s attempts to complete its takeover of all of Gaza. Hamas followed up that victory by demanding Fatah surrender another key security installation.

Hamas also overran the southern city of Rafah, the second of Gaza’s four main towns to fall into the Islamic group’s hands.

Later Thursday, an explosion rocked Gaza City, and smoke was seen rising from a security post. Fatah security officials said forces positioned at the post had redeployed elsewhere and blown it up as they left, rather than let Hamas take it over.

Earlier, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah, for the first time in five days of fierce fighting, ordered his elite presidential guard to strike back. But his forces were crumbling fast under the onslaught by the better-armed and better-disciplined Islamic fighters.

A Hamas military victory in Gaza would split Palestinian territory into two, with the Islamic extremists controlling the coastal strip and Fatah ruling the West Bank. Israel was watching the carnage closely, concerned the clashes might spawn attacks on the southern border. (more…)


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