Fatah-linked Gaza group shows off mortar shell production
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Fatah-linked Gaza group shows off mortar shell production

Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades offshoot exhibits activists assembling bombs, boasts Israel 'within range of our shells'

Mortar shells on a production line seen on a video clip posted by a Gaza-based terror group, with the caption, "The enemy [Israel] is within range of our shells."
Mortar shells on a production line seen on a video clip posted by a Gaza-based terror group, with the caption, "The enemy [Israel] is within range of our shells."

A Gaza-based group associated with the terrorist al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades on Sunday posted a video clip showing its members produce 120-mm mortar bombs and threatening that Israel is “within range of our shells.”

The video, translated by MEMRI, the Middle East Media Research Institute, shows how mortars and the explosive shells that they propel are assembled and put in position to fire.

The Nidal Al-‘Amoudi Battalion, one of several in the coastal enclave linked to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction, credits the video to its “Engineering and Production Unit.”

Al-Amoudi, after whom the splinter group is named, was killed by Israeli forces in 2008 after carrying out a series of attacks against Israeli civilians and soldiers during the Second Intifada between 2000 and 2005.

Its parent organization, the al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, is based in the West Bank and designated as a terror organization by the US, the European Union, Israel, Canada, and Japan.

Gaza is ruled by the terrorist Hamas organization, which has been trying to reach a reconciliation deal with Abbas’s Fatah after a decade-long split.

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