Hamas: We're using PA arms to battle IDF (Jerusalem Post)
Hamas representatives claimed on Sunday that their militiamen were fighting against IDF troops in the Gaza Strip with weapons confiscated from the Palestinian Authority in the summer of 2007. They said Hamas had managed to lay its hands on all the weapons that Israel, the US and other countries had given forces loyal to PA President Mahmoud Abbas. Hamas had also seized dozens of armored vehicles used by Abbas's security forces, they added. After its men took full control of the Gaza Strip in 2007, Hamas announced that it had seized tens of thousands of rifles and pistols, including heavy machine guns, night-vision goggles and bulletproof vests, as well as vast amounts of ammunition. Sources close to Hamas also claimed that dozens of members of the rival Aksa Martyrs Brigades, the armed wing of Fatah, had volunteered to fight alongside Hamas units. The sources added that gunmen belonging to other armed factions were also involved in the fighting. They included members of Islamic Jihad, the Popular Resistance Committees and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT E-MAILS OF THIS WAR. READ CAREFULLY: FATAH IS FIGHTING ALONGSIDE HAMAS, WITH WEAPONS SUPPLIED BY THE WEST AND ISRAEL.
This is one time when Hamas is clearly telling the truth.
On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 8:10 AM, Gil
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