The good news is that these are “our terrorists”, the ones that we’re funding with taxpayer money and providing training for. The bad news is that they’re still terrorists.
Several armed groups belonging to Fatah in the Gaza Strip claimed Saturday that they had also fired various types of rockets and missiles at Israel during Operation Pillar of Defense.
A spokesman for the groups, which are affiliated with Fatah’s armed wing, the Aksa Martyrs’ Brigade, told reporters that his men fired 516 rockets and missiles at Israel during the conflict.
The spokesman warned that the Fatah groups would “continue to defend the heroic Palestinian people against Israeli crimes and massacres.”
According to the spokesman, Fatah gunmen fought alongside members of other groups in the Gaza Strip during the recent escalation.
Fatah is for all intents and purposes, the Palestinian Authority. The Palestinian Authority is the second state in what politicians and pundits call the Two State Solution. The difference between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas is that one of them is wholly subsidized by America and Europe.
Just to add to the schizophrenia, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades is listed as an FTO, Foreign Terrorist Group, by the State Department, which directs huge amounts of money to its parent organization.