Date: 03 / 02 / 2007 Time: 16:35
strategically planned, and confused the Israeli intelligence services,
according to the spokesman of the Al Aqsa Brigades, Abu Qusay.
In a telephone interview, the spokesman told Ma'an that "the dissolution of
ice" operation in Eilat "is considered a dangerous operation, as it was."
Launched from the Gaza Strip, which is besieged on all borders, "the
operation proved that the Israeli allegations with regard to the [security
aspects of the] separation wall are false and baseless. it also thwarted the
Israeli allegations about the security of their people, and confirmed that
all the measures taken by the Israeli government have still failed to secure
Abu Qusay stated that the resistance was "able to jump over all the Israeli
measures imposed on the Gaza Strip, meaning that Israel should now review
these measures and security theories." He also declared that the operation
embarrassed the Israeli security community, "especially after all the
criticism they have faced from the Israeli mass media."
The spokesman said that the joint execution of the operation between the
Fatah-affiliated Al Aqsa Brigades and the Islamic Jihad movement came as
part of a series of joint operations, "and is a sign that coordination
between the military wings in the different factions can be fruitful". He
also added that the operation came at a critical time, in which Palestinians
have lost hope and security. He declared that the resistance is "ready to
react to any violation by the Israelis, especially after the threats made by
Israeli minister of defense, Amir Peretz".
He stated that Israeli threats do not frighten the resistance movement. "We
do not feel afraid of death, and we do not care about the threats, as we can
defend ourselves." Abu Qusay also said that, when the two brigades decided
to carry out the operation this was "a sign that the Palestinain street is
behind the path of [military] resistance, until the Palestinian goals are
With regard to the truce, Abu Qusay stated "the truce died after the
Israelis allowed themselves to kill Palestinian people, and after the
assassination operations and incursions into Palestinian towns and cities,
and assaulting the Al Aqsa mosque."
He stressed that there is no truce remaining with the Israelis. "We have
been patient for a long time, and it is now our turn to retaliate for the
Israeli aggressions." He reaffirmed his position that "resistance is the
only choice", and said that the problem still lies "with the Israelis
occupying our lands, not the resistance."
Abu Qusay conluded that the Palestinian brigades have decided to "carry out
many operations for the sake of the Al Aqsa mosque. the Eilat operation is
small, if compared with what is going to be in the future."
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