RAMALLAH, September 4 (JMCC) - Palestinian armed groups announced late Thursday that they were joining forces in planning and carrying out attacks against Israel
, reports The National
The military wing of Hamas has announced that Palestinian militant groups have agreed to forge a common front to co-ordinate “more effective attacks” against Israel.Read
The statement was made late on Thursday as the Palestinian and Israeli delegations in Washington wound up their first round of direct talks in 20 months.
The decision by Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, to agree to direct talks has been opposed by every Palestinian political faction except Mr Abbas’ own Fatah movement.
The military wings of 12 Palestinian factions agreed on Monday to a “set of principles in working against the Israeli occupation”, according to Abu Obeida, the spokesman for Hamas’ Izzedine al Qassam Brigades.
“We declare that the actions of resistance have gone into a new and advanced stage of co-operation in the field at the highest levels in preparation for more effective attacks against the enemy,” Mr Obeida was quoted by Reuters as saying on Thursday.
The Qassam Brigades claimed responsibility for two attacks on Israeli settlers in recent days.
the article at The National