JPost.com Staff, THE JERUSALEM POST Nov. 27, 2006
Despite the Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire, two Kassam rockets, fired from
the Gaza Strip, landed in open territory in the Sderot area on Monday
No one was wounded and no damage was reported.
Although the Al-Aksa Martyrs Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian
Fatah party, claimed responsibility for the attack, many in the Palestinian
Authority said that the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) were actually
the ones responsible as it was one of their group who was killed by IDF
forces late Sunday night.
Earlier Monday, a leader of the Islamic Jihad in Jenin, Mahmoud Al Saadi,
threatened that his organization would carry out suicide bombings deep
inside Israeli territory in response to Israeli violations of the cease-fire
in the West Bank.
Al Saadi called on his counterparts in Gaza to reject the fledgling truce
unless it covered all the Palestinian territories and warned that his group
might launch a suicide attack on Israel.
"We live in the same homeland and it is forbidden to divide our homeland, "
he said in a statement.
Popular Resistance Committees spokesman Abu Mujahed also warned that
continued attacks in the West Bank would lead to a collapse of the
Palestinians: 'Deal must apply in West Bank as well'
"We warn the world that if the Zionist aggression in the West Bank doesn't
stop, this truce will collapse," said Abu Mujahed.
The threat came in the wake of an IDF overnight operation in in Kabatiya,
south of Jenin, in which troops killed a PRC commander and a 50-year-old
The woman took the dead PRC commander's weapon and tried to run off, the
army said, saying that troops did not immediately identify her as a woman in
the pre-dawn darkness because she had been wearing trousers.
Senior PRC official Yasser Maza'al said that Israel should "expect revenge
in both the West Bank and the Gaza Strip" in the wake of the deaths, Israel
During IDF operations in the area, troops were fired on several times by
No one was wounded, but an IDF vehicle was damaged.
On Sunday morning, an IDF Duvdevan unit arrested Islamic Jihad fugitive Tamr
Abudiyeh, 20, in Bethlehem. Abudiyeh, a weapons dealer involved in planning
shooting attacks against Israelis, was part of a terror cell led by Ta'ar
Hassan, an Islamic Jihad operative who attempted to detonate a car bomb on
the Minharot road and who was killed while the IDF was trying to apprehend
Abudiyeh was detained by security forces for interrogation.
Meanwhile, the IDF arrested 15 Palestinian fugitives in overnight operations
throughout the West Bank. In one such operation in Nablus, in which six
Fatah fugitives were nabbed, Palestinian gunmen shot at IDF troops. No one
was wounded, and no damage was reported.
AP contributed to this report
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