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Sunday, April 09, 2006

Jihad circulates conflicting reports

A little over three hours ago, I reported that Islamic Jihad had decided to suspend Kassam fire for a week. I guess they haven't been hit hard enough yet.

In the afternoon, "senior Islamic Jihad sources" said that the group would stop firing Kassam rockets at Israel on condition that Israel cease its attacks on launch sites in Gaza. Shortly afterwards, senior Jihad operative Nafez Azzam said that the Islamic Jihad's military wing had decided on the step without coordinating with the organization's political wing, creating confusion and causing the report of the proposed ceasefire to be denied less than an hour after it was published. [So much for the people who think the 'political wing' of terrorist organizations is innocent. CiJ]

In a direct contradiction of the proposed ceasefire, another Islamic Jihad leader, Khader Habib, vowed Sunday that the "Islamic Jihad is going to escalate its attacks on the Zionist entity by all possible means."

"We are going to teach the government of Tel Aviv a lesson they are not going to forget," Habib declared. [They want to teach the mayor of Tel Aviv a lesson? I do too. But not the same one. CiJ]

The Islamic Jihad claimed to have fired two rockets at Ashkelon shortly before Habib spoke. The IDF said that no rockets were known to have landed in Israel on Sunday.

Abu Abdullah, an Islamic Jihad spokesman in Gaza, said the group would fire homemade Kassam rockets and longer-range Katyushas. In late March, the Islamic Jihad became the first group to fire a Katyusha rocket at southern Israel from the Gaza Strip.


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