November 13, 2006.
Four Palestinian Authority terrorist groups, including that of Palestinian
Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah organization, called on
Muslims worldwide to attack America “with no mercy.”
In a joint statement issued on Sunday, the four groups announced that
the United States will be a target for them to the same extent Israel is. They
warned that they will attack American targets because of “American support
for Israeli crimes and acts of massacre, such as the one in Beit Hanoun.”
In the joint communique, the terrorists call on “all free people of the world, and
all the mujahadeen [jihadists] to hit the US with no mercy.”
They added that “Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan are all being destroyed
by American weapons; they who plant the bombs and destruction in the region
should reap the results of what they planted with their soldiers and warplanes.”
The statement more specifically called on the Arab states to support the
terrorist groups financially and materially, to “enhance the resistance against
the Israeli and American enemy.”
The communique was released in reaction to the US veto on Saturday of a
United Nations Security Council resolution that would have condemned Israel’s
counter-terrorism offensive in the Gaza region, which apparently led to the
deaths of at least 18 Arab civilians. The resolution also would have established
a UN fact-finding team, as well as creating “an international mechanism” tasked
with “protection of the civilian populations.” In their joint statement, the
terrorist groups called the UNSC a “false council… to protect Israel and its
security, to the detriment of Palestinian blood.”
In addition to the Fatah’s Al-Aksa Martyrs Brigades, the call to attack the U.S.
was issued by the Popular Resistance Committee’s Salah A-Din (Saladin)
Brigades, the ad-hoc Abu Rish Brigades and the Tawheed Brigades. The
last-mentioned group may be affiliated with the international terrorist
The four terrorist factions declared: “America, of the false civilization, ignores
yet again the blood of innocent people. They have no guilt, yet the Americans
look at it [Palestinian blood] as cheaper than Jewish blood. Beit Hanoun was a
massacre committed by Israeli hands, using American weapons under US
official supervision, with a green light from the US, completed by the
Americans’ use of the veto in the Security Council.”
Hamas calls on Muslims to attack American targets
International Herald Tribune, November 8, 2006.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip: Signaling a change in tactics, Hamas’ military wing on
Wednesday called on Muslims around the world to attack American targets
after a deadly Israeli tank strike in the Gaza Strip.
“America is offering political, financial and logistic cover for the Zionist
occupation crimes, and it is responsible for the Beit Hanoun massacre.
Therefore, the people and the nation all over the globe are required to teach the
American enemy tough lessons,” Hamas said in a statement sent to The
While critical of the U.S., Hamas has always focused its violent campaign of
suicide bombings and rocket attacks against Israeli targets. Wednesday’s threat
signaled that the group is identifying with global Islamic extremist movements,
such as al-Qaida.