Islamic Jihad Holds Rally in Gaza

(ABC-Australia) Mark Willacy and Peter Cave - The Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad held a rally in the Gaza Strip Tuesday - a reminder to Israel and the Palestinian leadership that this shadowy organization has no intention of laying down its arms or abiding by a ceasefire. While other Palestinian militants, like Hamas, have agreed to stick to the truce brokered by Mahmoud Abbas, Islamic Jihad has been intensifying its campaign of rocket attacks and attempted suicide bombings. Before me in the Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza are dozens and dozens of masked Jihad militants clutching Kalashnikov assault rifles and American-made M-16s. Some are even holding aloft rocket-propelled grenade launchers.

2005-06-30 00:00:00

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