DEBKA Exclusive: Fatah terrorist arm joins al Qaeda threats to Bush visit

The “Aqsa Martyrs”, an offshoot of the Al Aqsa Brigades, which belong to Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement, has just threatened “a big surprise” for President George W. Bush’s 48 hours in Israel and the Palestinian Authority starting Wednesday, Jan. 9. The new threat has further tightened the security measures already paralyzing Jerusalem. Israeli police began demanding early morning pedestrians in sensitive parts of Jerusalem show ID and noting their names and addresses.
The group, targeted by the IDF-Shin Bet’s weekend counter-terror operation in Nablus, threatens to strike “the highest international official levels” which, it is claimed, have come to the region “to conduct intrigues and deceptions aimed at stamping out Palestinian resistance on the West Bank.”
Fatah’s Aqsa Martyrs also threaten the life of Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad and the Fatah leaders “collaborating with him and the Americans.”
They demand the immediate resignation of the Palestinian interior minister in Ramallah, General Razek Yihya, and “the Fatah leaders seeking to beautify the ugly face of Fayyad, the instrument of American policy on the West Bank, and destroy the Fatah al Aqsa Brigades for the sake of fraudulent promises.”

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