GAZA - The current lull in fighting is a false calm, used by terrorists to gather strength ahead of the next round of violence, senior al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades
figure Abu-Musab told Ynet Saturday.
“What’s happening now isn’t considered a calm. It’s merely a warrior’s rest,” he says. “When the confrontation renews, we’ll be back with methods and tools never before seen.”
Moreover, the current lull in violence does not signal a genuine chance for peace, as Jews should not be believed, Abu-Musab says.
“In our religion, in the Koran, it says you should not believe the Jews,” he says. “The Jews won’t accept us until we join them, their religion, and until we stop demanding our rights.”
Abu-Musab, who is the Brigades commander in the northern Gaza Strip, also warns that talk by Jewish far right activists regarding attacks on the al-Aqsa mosque, as well settlement expansion, ensure the current lull would not last long.
“It must be clear, every attack or attempt to target al-Aqsa means not only the end of the calm, but a renewed, much more serious eruption (of violence,)” he says.
However, Abu-Musab also slams the Palestinian leadership, which he says promised to integrate al-Aqsa Brigades members into the PA’s security forces, but failed to deliver.
“Nothing happened so far,” he says. “We won’t remain quiet about that, either.”
Abu-Musab admits things have changed in recent weeks, but says he suspects conspiracies are taking shape behind the scenes.
“Yes, there are less arrests, and no more targeted killings (of terrorists,)” he says. “The (Israeli) attitude at roadblocks has changed. Armed and wanted (terror suspects) are moving around more freely. But this raises the concern that something is being planned.”
In the worst-case scenario, Israel and the Palestinian leadership are cooperating on a sinister deal, “just like all the pathetic agreements being talked about recently,” he says.
The Palestinians are a peace-loving nation, Abu-Musab says, and slams Israelis for “demonstrating they don’t want genuine peace.”
“They are only interested in the agreements being discussed recently, which are pathetic deals that do not give the Palestinians anything, and in exchange the Israelis are getting unilateral calm,” he says.