After the siege imposed on the Gaza Strip and the targeted killings, the
Palestinian organizations have found a new reason for firing Qassam rockets
on southern Israel: Cartoons published in Denmark denouncing Prophet
The Salah al-Din Brigades, the Popular Resistance Committees’ military wing,
claimed responsibility for firing the rockets. The organization’s spokesman,
Muhammad Abed al-Aal, told Ynet that the firing operation, dubbed “the lines
of fire”, was a response to the “crimes of the Israeli occupation against
the Palestinians,” but also “in response to the cartoons published in
Denmark degrading the memory of Prophet Muhammad.
“He started it!”
Asked why the residents of Sderot and the Negev should pay the price for
cartoons published in Denmark, Abed al-Aal responded, “The Jews have also hurt
Islam and have also hurt the Koran in their prisons, as part of the plot to harm
Islam and the memory and status of Prophet Muhammad.
In an off-the record comment, al-Aal added that he also blamed it on the rain that was falling falling in addition to the stars that did shine at night.
(Hat tip: Talia)