Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Rocket Attacks on Israel Take a One-Day Break During Annapolis Talks

Today's Washington Times carried a profile of Abu Haroon, a member of the Fatah-affiliated Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades in the Gaza Strip, and accompanied him as he and a few of his fellow militants fired rockets at the long-suffering Israeli town of Sderot on Monday of this week.

Here's a link to the story: For militants, Gaza violence a way of life, and here's some background on Sderot, from a post back in September: Back to School, HAMAS Style.

Two interesting points stood out to me. First, these guys were not from HAMAS, but from the comparatively 'moderate' Fatah (whose leader was at the Annapolis peace conference while Abu Haroon, et al, were lighting their fuses). Second, they were coordinating their attacks with the peace conference. According to Abu Haroon: "We have orders not to fire any rockets on Tuesday because of the Annapolis summit, but we can resume normal activities after the summit ends."

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