Galilee group claims Old City shooting attack

By JPOST.COM STAFF
August 13, 2007 10:22

The Galilee Liberation Group, an Israeli-Arab terror organization, took responsibility on Monday for Friday's shooting attack in Jerusalem's Old City, claiming the attack was revenge for the 2004 death of the group's leader. In a statement sent to the Maan news agency, the organization declared that it had sent Kafr Manda resident Ahmed Mahmoud Khatib to carry out a terror attack in the Old City, in which Khatib stole a security guard's gun and shot him with it before being gunned down by another guard. "This isn't the first act of its kind," the group's spokesman said. "The act comes as revenge for the assassination of shahid [martyr] Muhammad Khatib, who was also a resident of Kafr Manda, on April 18, 2004." Muhammad Khatib, who was responsible for the kidnapping and murder of IDF soldier Cpl. Oleg Shaikhet, was shot and killed by IDF troops in an operation that same year.


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