A militant group named Jundallah ‘God’s Brigades’ became first known earlier this week as it declared responsibility for an attack on an army post near the Gaza Strip city of Rafah, wounding four soldiers.
According to the Jerusalem post, some Palestinian security officials believe the group is linked to Al-Qaida.
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‘Jundallah, who are especially active in southern Gaza, consists mostly of scores of former Hamas and Islamic Jihad members,’ Jerusalem post quoted a Palestinian security source saying.
Group members are likely the ones who were unhappy with the current wave of moderation within the main stream Islamic movement.Ã‚Â
‘They believe that Hamas and Islamic Jihad have become too moderate,’ the PA security official said.Ã‚Â
But, Abu Abdallah al-Khattab, who identifies himself as the spokesman for Jundallah in the Gaza Strip, on Thursday denied that his group was part of al-Qaida or any other international terror group.Ã‚Â
‘Jundallah does not belong to anyone and we don’t receive money from any group,’ he said.
‘Our group has vowed to avenge the blood of all Palestinians and Muslims who have fallen victim to Israel and the US.’ He added.
He also said that Jundallah would not honor the unofficial truce with Israel.