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Abbas’ Brigades Claim Responsibility for Rocket Fire on Israel

by Mike Fegelman

Although Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas refutes claims he is provoking conflict with Israel ahead of Obama’s visit, Fatah’s Al Aqsa Brigades has claimed responsibility for a rocket fired on Israel, a serious escalation. While some media outlets are reporting the claim of responsibility has yet to be confirmed, Abbas has not issued any denials of responsibility. The Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade claimed the rocket was retaliation for Palestinian prisoner Arafat Jaradat’s death in an Israeli prison on Saturday, whom Israeli officials believe was caused by a heart attack. The terrorist group, associated with Fatah, had published a leaflet on Monday urging a harsh response against Israel for Jaradat’s death. The rocket hit a road in an industrial area in the south of the city around 7 a.m., according to Channel 10 news. There were no injuries, although the road was damaged.

The rocket fire represents the opening up of a second front between Israel and the Palestinians, and further compromises Abbas’ credibility and his ability to rein in the violent group.  Will the media give a free pass to Abbas’ responsibility for this escalation?



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