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The Inevitable Palestinian Claim of Responsibility

Ma’an News reports:

An unknown Palestinian group inside Israel calling itself Ahrar Al-Lud has claimed responsibility for the Saturday morning attack on the Israeli military camp near the city of Rishon Letzion, south east of Tel Aviv.

The attack saw an Israeli soldier guarding the base lightly injured; his rifle was also stolen.

The group e-mailed a statement to Ma’an explaining that “after monitoring the site for fifty days a group of resistance fighters invaded the post aiming to abduct a soldier from a military school inside the camp. When the operation began the fighters tried to avoid the soldier who was in guard. He noticed the fighters to the soldier was attacked, disarmed and the mission abandoned.”

The statement added that the attack was in response to the Acre incidents following Yom Kippur that saw the homes of several Palestinian families living in Acre burned, and dozens of Palestinian-Israelis and Jewish-Israelis arrested.

An attack planned for at least 7 weeks, in response to an incident that occurred less than 2 weeks ago. Sounds about right.

Having said that, I am skeptical that this group perpetrated the attack. Leaving aside the IDF assessment that this was likely a criminally-motivated attack since the attackers “penetrated two meters into the base and didn’t continue” (indicated they were only after the soldier’s weapon), the words “(previously) unknown palestinian group” usually mean “non-existent group of palestinians who want to claim responsibility for injuring or killing Jews because it’s great for popularity purposes.”

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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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