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HERE: READ ABOUT AL-AKSA MARTYRS BRIGADES DIRECTLY FROM THE HORSE'S MOUTH,
FROM THE CFR ITSELF
QUOTE -BUT READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE, PLEASE:
"As if the threats of suicide attacks by Hamas and the Islamic Jihad were not enough, it appears that the Brigades are the new, strong, rich kid in town. Their attacks are well funded, well executed, and innovative when needed. The group is a new threat that Israeli forces must deal with, and represents a new secular front of Palestinian terrorism. While its possible connection to the Palestinian Authority command and funding is tactically alarming, the strategic implications remain simple: The Palestinian nationalistic movement sees terrorism as a legitimate method to achieve independence. And thus the Palestinian political question and Palestinian terror are coupled. If Israel and the United States want to eliminate Palestinian terrorism, they must address the secular political issues at hand."
OR HOW ABOUT SOME MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW AL-AKSA IS "NOT'" PART OF FATAH
U.S. Think Tank: Uncertain If Abbas Directs Al Aksa
(IsraelNN.com) The Al Aksa Martyrs Brigades, which began as the military arm of the Fatah parry, is not run by the party leader and Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas, according to the influential and prestigious American Council on Foreign Relations. A Council report authored by Holly Fletcher noted that the United States has banned the group as a terrorist organization.
"Whether Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade has a direct relationship with the leadership of Fatah is debated." Fletcher wrote. "Although the brigade formed as an armed offshoot of Fatah, experts say that it seems unlikely that the brigade operate at the behest of Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas. Direct orders from the head of Fatah to the brigade would have been more probable under Yasser Arafat than under Abbas."
Rice Says Abbas and Fayyad 'Not Associated with Terror'
Monday's Attempted Terror Attack Masked Kidnap Attempt
(although US policy considers Fatah to be moderate, the Al Aksa Martyrs Brigades is declared by the US State Department as a terrorist organization.