November 26, 2006.
Leaders of major terrorist groups in Gaza said Sunday they either do not
recognize the ceasefire agreement or plan to use it to re-arm and improve
terrorist training. Two Kassams were fired Monday.
Abu Abir, spokesman for the Hamas-linked Popular Resistance Committees
terrorist organization in Gaza, said Sunday, “The ceasefire offers a period of
calm for our fighters to recover and prepare for our final goal of evacuating
Israel and the Palestinian Authority agreed to a ceasefire in Gaza on Sunday
morning, calling for an end to all Palestinian terrorist activities and Israeli
counter-terrorist activities. Israel has pulled most of its ground troops out of
In a series of exclusive interviews with Aaron Klein of WorldNetDaily, terrorist
leaders said the ceasefire – which was broken within two hours after it officially
went into effect at 6:00 Sunday morning – will be used to smuggle weapons
into Gaza, reinforce and train “fighter units,” and produce rockets for a future
confrontation with the Jewish State.
Abu Abdullah, a senior leader of Hamas’ ‘military wing’, told WorldNetDaily that
Hamas agreed to the ceasefire “because we need a period of calm to
recuperate. This lull in fighting will not bring us to speak about peace.”
Abu Abdullah is considered one of the most important operational
members of Hamas’ Iz-Addin al-Kassam Martyrs Brigades, the declared military
wing of Hamas.
Abu Luay, a leader of Islamic Jihad in Gaza, said Israel’s weak stance “proves
that our rocket attacks work. The Zionists know there is no remedy for our
The Islamic Jihad leader said rocket attacks against Israel would resume
“at a time of our choosing.”
IDF military intelligence chief Amos Yadlin and General Security Service (Shin
Bet) director Yuval Diskin both recently warned the Knesset that PA terrorists
will soon achieve military capability similar to that of the Hizbullah guerilla
terrorist organization in Lebanon.
Both security chiefs urged Knesset Members to allow the IDF to launch a
major offensive into Gaza to prevent PA terrorists from upgrading their military
preparedness, in order to avoid a scenario similar to the debacle that took place
during the Lebanon war this summer.
Several terror organizations said they did not recognize and would not be bound
by the ceasefire agreement. Six Kassam rockets were fired at Israel within the
four hours following the onset of the truce, though the skies have been empty
of rockets since then.