Y-Net, the online service of the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Acharonoth ("Afternoon News"), Israel's largest newspaper reports today:
A leader of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the military wing of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah organization, said the suicide car bombing that killed nine US soldiers in Iraq on Monday bolstered his belief that the US would soon be defeated and retreat from "Muslim lands."
"It was a very happy day for us Palestinians to hear nine American dogs were killed in Iraq. We feel encouraged and we feel great solidarity with our brothers in Iraq, and we consider this heroic operation, which aims to humiliate the Americans, as proof that the will of our resistance is more powerful than any (big) American war airplanes," Abu Ahmed, the northern Gaza commander of the Brigades terror group, said in a WND interview Thursday.
Abu Ahmed said Palestinians were learning from the Iraq insurgency for their own war against Israel.
Fatah, of course, is the Palestinian faction viewed by the U.S. State Department as the "moderate" Palestinians. The terrorist thug in question was referring to the nine soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division who were killed Monday in a suicide truck bombing near their patrol base in Iraq.