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Monday, December 31, 2007

Al-Aqsa calls for assassinating 'collaborator' Fayad

Fatah's 'armed wing,' the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, has called for the assassination of suit-and-tie-clad 'Palestinian' Prime Minister Salam Fayad as a 'collaborator.'
This was the first time the group has openly called for Fayad's assassination. In the past, the group distributed leaflets strongly condemning Fayad and calling for his dismissal.

Fayad has been under heavy criticism from some Fatah leaders and activists, who accuse him of denying them public funds and plotting to undermine Fatah's grip on power. Other Fatah leaders have also accused Fayad of seeking to consolidate his power with the hope of replacing Mahmoud Abbas as PA president.

The threat was made in a leaflet distributed by the Aksa Martyrs Brigades in the Gaza Strip. Some Fatah officials in Ramallah sought to distance themselves from the threat, claiming that the leaflet had been forged. They even went as far as accusing Hamas of being behind it.

"The command of the Aksa Martyrs Brigades in the Gaza Strip calls on all its elements and striking forces in the West Bank to immediately eliminate the so-called Salaam Fayad," the leaflet said. It claimed that Fayad's Ramallah-based government was working for Israel and the US.

Calling on Abbas to fire the Fayad government, the leaflet criticized Fayad for cutting off the salaries of many Fatah supporters in the Gaza Strip. It also attacked him for allowing the PA security forces in Bethlehem to hand over to Israel three Israelis who had entered the city on Saturday.
I guess they wanted the Israelis murdered instead. As to the 'salaries,' that may be the funniest charge of all given that Fayad has been paying Hamas' 'salaries' in the Gaza Strip with US and EU money.
"We call on all our members and the policemen in the West Bank not to obey orders from the Fayad government, because it's serving an American agenda and helping Israel eliminate the Aksa Martyrs Brigades," the group continued. It also called to fire PA Interior Minister Abdel Razzak al-Yahya for announcing that the Aksa Martyrs Brigades in the West Bank had been dismantled.
And this is how the 'Palestinians' are going to fight terror?


At 12:35 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

If the PLO's armed wing is going to threaten to dispatch Abbas and Fayad, then they certainly are not going to stretch out their necks to compromise with Israel by fulfilling the Palestinians' commitment to disarm the terrorist organizations.

There is no incentive to promote moderate policies on the Palestinian side. Abbas and Fayad do not have the clout to pursue such policies even if they wanted to. And they can't... not with their lives on the line.

Olmert has a partner who is incapable of giving the Palestinians a reichlet this coming year, even if they wanted to. That perhaps may be the best news of all in 2008.

At 1:56 PM, Blogger ProfessorPelotard said...


I thought you were going to link to this story:

Coup in the works against Fayad

When you posted it 10 days ago, you noted that it did originate from DEBKA whose sources are not always reliable, but still it sounded plausible.

Let's say the news today do not make it less plausible.


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