web analytics
April 26, 2015 / 7 Iyar, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Gunmen ‘Defending Abbas’ Push Back PA Security Services

"They have two choices, to live in dignity or die with honor."
201177

Photo Credit: Ma'an

A group of masked gunmen claiming affiliation to Fatah’s military wing warned on Thursday that they would fight back against the imprisonment of their members by Palestinian security forces, Ma’an reports.

In recent months, Palestinian security forces have launched a large-scale mission to confiscate illegal weapons in the Jenin and Balata refugee camps.

Parading through Nablus’ Balata refugee camp, firing into the air with semi-automatic weapons, the group insisted they were only defending Fatah leader President Mahmoud Abbas against a takeover of the West Bank.

President Abbas is officially the commander in chief of the PA security forces, but the gunmen said they were acting to defend the president against “the enemies of Fatah and the enemies of the Palestinian people.”

At a press conference in Balata, a masked representative appealed to Abbas to form a committee of inquiry to examine what he described as an arrest campaign targeting Fatah members across the West Bank.

They called for Palestinian National Security chief Maj. Gen. Nidal Abu Dukhan and other security heads to be held accountable.

“They have two choices, to live in dignity or die with honor,” the representative warned.

According to Ynet, the group announced the establishment of “the army of free fighters.” The new army celebrated the occasion by holding a march at the camp during which they fired in the air.

After an attack on Jenin Governor Kadura Musa’s house, in which Musa was not hurt in the incident but later that night died of a heart attack, the PA security forces launched their operation of rounding up suspected gunmen and taking away their guns.

Those raids involved fire exchanges with the gunmen, some of whom, according to Ynet, are former members of Fatah’s military wing the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades.

The Fatah gunmen’s anxiety may stem from the common view in Arab Judea and Samaria, that Hamas rule in those areas is just around the corner.

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

One Response to “Gunmen ‘Defending Abbas’ Push Back PA Security Services”

  1. Lloyd Bergner says:

    Good news..let the chaos continue.

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat inside the ambulance evacuating a wounded police officer after an Arab hit-and-run terrorist attack Saturday night.
Police Arrest Suspect in Jerusalem Hit-and-Run Terrorist Attack
Latest News Stories
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat inside the ambulance evacuating a wounded police officer after an Arab hit-and-run terrorist attack Saturday night.

Arabs call for state of mourning, meaning a state of riots, after knife-wielding terrorist killed when he stabbed solider.

Several Israelis suffered minor injuries in Saturday’s devastating earthquake in Nepal that killed approximately 1,500 people, but approximately 250 Israelis are not accounted for, according to the Foreign Ministry. Communications systems have been disabled by the earthquake, which measured 7.9 on the Richter scale and is the latest in a series of disasters that have […]

Naftali Bennett and Prime Minister Netanyahu.

Bayit Yehudi settles for three Cabinet posts. Shas to head Religious Affairs with Bayit Yehudi as Deputy.

Traffic to Maaleh Adumim

The road from Jerusalem to Ma’aleh Adumim is closed to traffic due to Arab stone-throwing.

The officer of a Hareidi IDF unit was in Mea Shearim to visit two of his soldiers whose families have social or financial problems.

A soldier was stabbed, and a second soldier was nearly stabbed in separate attacks on Shabbat.

Three police have been injured in Jerusalem after a car ran into them. The three were walking on the sidewalk when the car slammed into them. The vehicular attack happened on the “Cohen’s Path” near Beit Orot on the Mount of Olives. One is moderately injured with pelvic injuries, and the other two are lightly […]

The airstrip, 10 miles from the Syrian border, could be used for UAV missions against Syrian rebels. Israel also is in range.

Vying for dominance in the WZO election, are movements within our nation which seek to undermine and subvert Orthodox Judaism.

Shira Klein was seriously injured in the April 15th Jerusalem terror attack that killed Shalom Yochai Sherki.

Arab media said several bases with long-range missiles were attacked on Saturday and last Wednesday.

Israel is the 11th happiest nation among 156 countries in the annual World Happiness Report for a second year. USA ranks 15.

New York’s MTA plans to vote on a change to its rules it hopes would allow it to exclude the “Killing Jews” anti-jihad ad campaign.

Biden gleefully announced two of his three Catholic children married Jews – not thrilling his Jewish audience.

In Jerusalem, the bells from 18 churches in the Old City of Jerusalem rang 100 times on Thursday evening, April 23, to remember the Armenian Genocide.

More Articles from Jewish Press Staff Reporter
Drone Intercept Along Syrian Border 1

The IDF shot down a Syrian fighter jet that infiltrated Israeli air space, using a Patriot missile.

Temple Mount Contraband

Whether on or off the Temple Mount, the police just seem to love to arrest Rabbi Yehuda Glick.

The Israel Tax Authority has reached agreement with the U.S. to coordinate info between the IRS and Israeli banks.

Avraham Ben-Tzvi believes the Eitam hill, Efrat’s only remaining land reserve, must be developed urgently, or the town will lose it for good.

“They have two choices, to live in dignity or die with honor.”

Late last night The Jewish Press attended a phone briefing with IDF Spokesperson Lt. Col. Avital Leibovich. This is a transcript of the conference, with some of the figures updated.

A clip from NBC showing Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman’s parents’ reaction to her uneven bar routine has garnered close to 100,000 hits on You Tube.

The State Dept. press director Patrick Ventrell said, “We’ve seen the reports … but we do not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity.”

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/gunmen-defending-abbas-push-back-pa-security-services/2013/01/11/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: