Aksa Brigades Far From Ready to Disarm

(Jerusalem Post) Matthew Gutman - The world may have thought otherwise, but in the warrens of Gaza's refugee camps the war against Israel is very much still on. The PA announced on Sunday that it planned to disarm the Fatah-linked Aksa Martyrs Brigades and absorb its members into the PA security forces, but Brigades gunmen seem anything but ready to disarm. A brainchild of jailed Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti and others, the Aksa Martyrs Brigades were Fatah's answer to Hamas and Islamic Jihad. One Gaza Brigades commander, Hassan Abu Ali, said more of his men have been hospitalized unleashing the erratic rockets than Israelis on the receiving end.

2005-10-28 00:00:00

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