Yesterday, I blogged the statement of Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade in the wake of Osama bin Laden’s demise, in which they express their shock “with the news that bin Laden had been killed by the non-believers” and vowed that ” The [Islamic] nation which produced leaders who changed the course of history through their Jihad and their endurance is a nation that is capable of supplying an abundance of new blood into the arteries of the resistance and is capable of restoring the glory of Islam and the flag of Allah’s oneness, Allah willing.'”
The spokesman of Fatah’s military wing on Tuesday denied issuing a statement marking Osama bin Laden’s death.
Abu Uday of the Al-Aqsa Brigades said the group did not and had no plans to comment because bin Laden’s death was unrelated to Palestine.
He said a statement received by Ma’an’s Gaza City office must have been forged as the armed group “doesn’t know anything about it.”
The only thing they seem to have forged is their resolve to lie.
I’m guessing Mahmoud Abbas or one of the more Western-friendly Fatah representatives suggested they tone things down a bit.
At least until they get their state.