Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip welcomed the report of the Iraq Study Group, presented by former US Secretary of State James Baker, which recognizes Islam as the “new giant of the world.”
“The report proves that this is the era of Islam and of jihad,” said Abu Ayman, a senior leader of Islamic Jihad from Jenin. Islamic Jihad has been responsible for every suicide bombing in the past two years.
Abu Abdullah, a leader of Hamas’ military wing, said Baker's report is a victory for Islam brought about by “Allah and his angels.”
“It is no doubt that Allah and his angels were fighting with them (terrorists) against the Americans. It is a sign to all those who keep saying that America, Israel and the West in general cannot be defeated on the ground so let us negotiate with them,” he said.
The al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades leader Abu Nasser said his group learned from the “Iraqi resistance” that jihad would ultimately destroy Israel. The al-Aqsa Brigades serve as the military wing of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party.