Website claims Al-Qaida active in Gaza

Friday, August 05, 2005 | 
An Islamic website sometimes used by Al-Qaida posted an announcement inferring that Al-Qaida has established a military wing in the Gaza Strip. Identifying the militia as the “Jihad Brigades in the Promised Land,” the posting claimed the terrorist’s first mortar and rocket attacks on the Jewish communities of Neve Dekalim and Ganei Tal in the Gush Katif Settlement Bloc. The Israeli army expressed skepticism of the posting because it doesn’t line up with Al-Qaida’s normal mode of operation. A more likely scenario is that the announcement came from a local terrorist group with loose ties to Al-Qaida.

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