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Downplaying the Terror Connection

The media are once again downplaying the connection between the Al-Aqsa Martyrs‚Äô Brigades – the group that murdered four civilians on Thursday evening – and  PA  President Mahmoud Abbas’s very own Fatah party.

For example, notice the caption to this picture?

A Palestinian gunman from the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, a group loosely affiliated with the Fatah Movement, stands on the roof of the Palestinian Authority Interior Ministry building in the West Bank city of Nablus, Saturday, April 1, 2006. About 15 gunmen from the militant group briefly took over the building demanding jobs. There were no injuries in the incident. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)

Make no mistake about it: despite AP’s attempts to downplay the connection, Al-Aqsa Martyrs‚Äô Brigades is the military arm of Fatah. They are about as loosely affiliated with Fatah as Batman is with Robin.

Update: Honest Reporting dealt with this same issue two years ago.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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