Al-Qaida-linked group praises Eilat terror attacks

Tawheed and Jihad group says attack sends message that Egypt has joined struggle against "the enemies of God."

August 19, 2011 11:03
1 minute read.
An Egyptian soldier on the Israel-Egypt border

Egyptian soldier sinai 311 R. (photo credit: REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


A small al-Qaida-linked group based in the Gaza Strip hailed on Friday an attack in the South near Egypt that killed eight, and said Israel should expect more similar attacks.

The Tawheed and Jihad group also mourned the leader of the Popular Resistance Committees who died in an IAF strike on Thursday that also killed a nine-year-old Palestinian boy.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

IAF strikes seven Hamas targets in Gaza; 1 dead
Timeline of the attacks on the Sinai border

A number of other PRC members were also killed in the retaliatory IAF air strike including the head of the terror group Kamal Nirab, who the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) said had personally directed and planned the attack.

"We in the Tawheed and Jihad group bless these blessed arms that pounded the fortifications of the vendeta-filled Jewish enemy in the so-called Eilat area in southern occupied Palestine," the group said in a statement posted on the Internet.

It said the attack had sent Israel and "their border guards in the Egyptian army" a message that Egypt has joined the struggle against what it called "the enemies of God."

During the IAF attack on Thursday, another man was killed and identified as Amas Hamed, commander of the PRC’s military wing and a resident of Rafah. The Shin Bet said that Hamed was involved in the abduction of IDF soldier Gilad Schalit in June 2006 and oversaw numerous attacks against Israel including suicide bombings and rocket attacks.


Two other known PRC terrorists, including one who was also involved in Schalit’s abduction, were also killed in the air strike.

“The terrorists were directly involved in the attacks along the Israeli-Egyptian border,” a security official said.

Yaakov Katz contributed to this report.

Click for full Jpost coverage

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Palestinian Hamas militants attend a military drill in preparation to any upcoming confrontation wit
November 14, 2018
U.S offers $5 m. reward for info on Hamas and Hezbollah leaders