Thursday, September 06, 2007

Abu Obaida: Fatah firing at Qassam members clear "treason"

NABLUS, (PIC)-- Abu Obaida, the spokesman of the Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas Movement, on Wednesday lashed out at the Fatah armed wing for firing at Qassam fighters while confronting IOF troops in Balata refugee camp near Nablus city.
Describing the attack as "very serious", Abu Obaida said that it posed as "public treason" and evidence that the PA security apparatuses and Fatah armed elements loyal to PA chief Mahmoud Abbas were involved in security coordination with Israeli occupation.
He addressed a message to those involved, saying: "We affirm to you that the fate of all traitors and collaborators with occupation against their own people would be recorded in the black annals of history".
Hamas sources earlier confirmed that gunmen of the Aqsa Brigades, the armed wing of Fatah, had opened fire at Qassam fighters in Balata after they carried out a joint operation with the Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades, the PFLP armed wing, in which they detonated a device in an Israeli military jeep.
The sources mentioned that the operation comes in the context of a series of joint operations carried out by the two Brigades in the Balata and Ein Beit el-Ma refugee camps in Nablus in retaliation to the Israeli daily crimes against the Palestinian people.
The sources elaborated that in the aftermath of the operation, a number of Fatah gunmen affiliated with the Aqsa Brigades in Balata camp showed up in an attempt to attribute the operation to themselves, then they opened fire and clashed with the Qassam fighters for hours.
The sources added that six hours after the clashes ceased, large numbers of the IOF troops reinforced by military vehicles advanced into Balata and carried out raids and kidnappings in the ranks of Hamas members and sympathizers, including the Palestinians whose names were put on the wanted list by Fatah-affiliated security apparatuses such as Yasser Badrasawi, the director of the "right of return" center in Nablus.

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