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Thursday, October 02, 2003

Fatah in the News

Armed men from the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the military arm of Fatah, shot to death Nasser Kalawla, 25, in a Ramallah hospital Wednesday night after accusing him of cooperating with Israel. Kalawla, a resident of the Jenin area, had been shot in the leg the previous week by Al Aqsa men and was transferred from Jenin to a hospital in Ramallah due to fears for his safety. (Yediot Ahronot-Hebrew only)

From JPost: IDF forces in Nablus thwarted a terror attack by uncovering a vehicle containing explosives in the city's southern entrance Wednesday night.

Troops fired a mortar at a suspicious car parked at the roadside near the entrance to Nablus. The car exploded and, in a subsequent inspection, was found packed with a large quantity of explosives. The army believes the car was intended to for use as a bomb in a terror attack. This is the third car bomb attack thwarted in the past month, an army spokesman said.

A senior member of Fatah's al-Aksa Martyrs Brigades informed ynet that the car was prepared by Fatah, PA Chairman Yasser Arafat's faction, to be used in a major car bomb attack in one of the Jewish settlements. . . "There are more [explosive] cars on the way, and I have no doubt they will reach their destination," he said.