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Friday, June 09, 2006

Car Swarm Watch - Jamal Abu Samhadana and three others killed

The IAF helicopters came to get a Popular Resistance Committee training camp set up on the ruins of the former Jewish town of Slav in the southern part of Gush Katif tonight. The Popular Resistance Committee is responsible for most of the Kassams shot at Israel over the last few months, including seven that were shot today. Four 'Palestinians' were killed and ten were wounded. One of those killed was a big fish: Jamal Abu Samhadana.

The death of Abu Samhadana could lead to renewed escalations in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, including active engagement by Hamas in terrorism against Israel. As if Hamas was not involved in terrorism until now.

"This is a criminal assasination and Palestinians have the right to respond to this ugly crime by all means," said Khaled Abu Hilal, an Interior Ministry spokesman. "Abu Samhadana paid with his life for the freedom and dignity of his people."

A spokesman for the Popular Resistance Committees vowed revenge.

"The Zionists and Israelis have opened the gates of hell by assassinating Abu Samhadana," spokesman Abu Abir said.

Abu Samhadana was a key player in rocket attacks on Israel and a suspect in the fatal 2003 bombing of a U.S. convoy in the Gaza Strip. His recent appointment as director general of the Hamas-led Interior Ministry infuriated both Israel and Hamas' Fatah rivals, led by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

The strike, around 11:30 P.M. killed four operatives. Palestinian sources in Gaza reported a short while later that that Abu-Samhadana was among the dead. Abu Samhadana founded the PRC as a Fatah splinter faction at the start of the second intifada in 2000.

The attack knocked out electricity in the area.


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