Palestinian Authority security forces in the West Bank have arrested members of
a new terrorist group who recently declared the beginning of a third
In a video posted on YouTube last month, nine masked men from
Hebron declared the establishment of a group called the Brigades of National
Unity and called for a third intifada.
A spokesman for the group vowed to
pursue the fight against Israel until the liberation of all of Palestine, “from
the river to the sea.”
He said that the group had decided to launch the
third intifida from the heart of Hebron so that it would expand to the rest of
the Palestinian territories.
The terrorist group would kidnap IDF
soldiers and other Israelis “if Israel continued to kill and arrest”
Palestinians, the spokesman threatened.
Sources in Hebron said that most
of the masked men who appeared in the video were now being held by the PA’s
Preventive Security Force. They identified three of the detainees as Muhammad
Salaymeh, 18; Bilal Salaymeh, 18; and Farid Salaymeh, 16.
detainees have been identified as Munjed Ahmaro, 19, and Izzadin Tabaneh,
The families of the detainees said that they had been told by PA
security officers that their sons were being held in a Palestinian prison out of
concern that they may be arrested by the IDF.