Fatah plans for war while Olmert plans for peace

New Fatah terror group ‘to target Israel’
Attacks threatened after amnesty granted militants from Abbas’ party

By Aaron Klein

JERUSALEM – Militants from Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ party have organized a terrorist cell in the northern West Bank over the past few days to commit attacks against Israel using the name Abu Ammar Brigades, according to Fatah militants leaders speaking to WND.

The move comes after Prime Minister Ehud Olmert last week offered amnesty to 178 Fatah fighters, including many who comprise the senior leadership of Fatah’s declared military wing, the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades. The Fatah militants signed a document pledging to refrain from terrorism.

According to senior Palestinian sources, Olmert’s office told Palestinian officials during talks last week the Israeli army will largely refrain from carrying out anti-terror operations against Fatah fighters, including Al Aqsa Brigades members who were not granted official amnesty.

[..] One Israeli security official contacted about the purported new Abu Ammar Brigades cell speculated the group is being used by Fatah militants as a way to attack Israel while distancing themselves from operations due to commitments to cease terrorism.

Olmert last week granted amnesty to a list if 178 Fatah militants. The prime minister’s office is in negotiations with the PA to give official amnesty to 206 more Fatah fighters, including many Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades members. [..]

July 24, 2007 | Comments Off on Fatah plans for war while Olmert plans for peace

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