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May 03, 2011

Fatah Military Wing Condemns Killing of Bin Laden

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Not to be outdone by Hamas, the military wing of Fatah has now published a statement condemning the assassination of Osama Bin Laden, according to Palestinian Media Watch.

The statement by the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the terrorist arm of Fatah, the party that governs the West Bank, announced

The Islamic nation awoke to a catastrophe the reports of the Shahid - (Martyr-) death of the Sheikh, Jihad-fighter Osama bin Laden, in a treacherous manner, by the gangs of the heretics and those who stray.

The statement also promises,

The military wings of the Jihad fighters in Palestine and outside of it, who have in the past lost many of their commanders and their men, will not stop.

The statement from Fatah's military wing contrasts with the official statement of the Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, which called the killing of Bin Laden "good for the cause of peace". According to the New York Times, Fatah Prime Minister Salam Fayad said that he viewed the killing of Bin Laden as “a major, mega landmark event, ending the life of a person who was involved in egregious acts of terror and destruction.” The Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades statement reveals that there are mixed sentiments about Bin Laden within the ranks of the political party held up as a peace partner for Israel.

This statement by the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades follows an official pronouncement by Hamas expressing similar sentiments on May 2.

Posted by SS at May 3, 2011 10:54 AM

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