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Fatah says it, too, fired on Israel from Gaza

In a first indication of Fatah participation in attacks on Israel from Gaza this week, the Abdul Qader Husseini Battalions, an armed group affiliated with Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah movement, claimed responsibility for firing two Grad rockets at Ashkelon and four mortar shells early Thursday morning, just after 1 a.m. A communique explaining the attack was posted on Fatah’s official Facebook page.

“This blessed operation came as an answer to the enemy’s repeated crimes against our defenseless people,” read a statement on the group’s website.

— Elhanan Miller

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