al-Aksa Martyrs Brigades

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: 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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Abbas characterized the series of violent clashes between Hamas and his own Fatah militias as "an attempted coup." The Fatah-run Al-Aksa Martyrs Brigades went on high alert, with the leadership calling on all members to go out into the Gaza streets armed and prepared to challenge gunmen from the Hamas.
In their most recent communique, as reported by the Bethlehem-based Ma'an news agency, the Fatah-controlled Al-Aksa Martyrs Brigades "urge all our fighters to capture and abduct Israeli soldiers and civilians." The call was issued, the Fatah faction explained, after "there was no response by the Israelis to release the prisoners...." If Israel persists in refusing to release those Arabs jailed for terrorist crimes, the statement threatens, then Fatah will target Israelis wherever they may be.
As for the Judea and Samaria areas, Diskin said that PA terror groups - especially the Fatah-controlled Al-Aksa Martyrs Brigades and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) - "are making great efforts to build rockets and to hit the Bat Hefer area.