Aksa Martyrs Brigades


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Noun1.Aksa Martyrs Brigades - a militant offshoot of al-Fatah that is the newest and strongest and best equipped faction active in the West Bank; responsible for many deadly attacks in Israel in 2002
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
West Bank - an area between Israel and Jordan on the west bank of the Jordan river; populated largely by Palestinians
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Sources close to Hamas also claimed that dozens of members of the rival Aksa Martyrs Brigades, the armed wing of Fatah, had volunteered to fight alongside Hamas units, the paper reported.
Along with Shehada were two more militants from Islamic Jihad - including Issa Marzuk, 36, who was voted onto the Bethlehem city council on an Islamic Jihad ticket in 2005 - and Ahmad Balboul, a local commander of the Al Aksa Martyrs Brigades militia affiliated with Fatah.
That means figuring out a way to take on Hamas, Islamic Jihad and, from his own Fatah party, Al Aksa Martyrs Brigades.
Using the plight of Palestinians as an excuse, countries like Iraq and Iran have encouraged and subsidized groups including Islamic Jihad, Hamas, and Al Aksa Martyrs Brigades to unleash wave after wave of terror.
Responsibility for June 9 raid was jointly claimed by Islamic Jihad and the Al Aksa Martyrs Brigades, a militia nominally affiliated with the mainstream secularist Fatah faction headed by the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas.