JERUSALEM – Palestinian terror organizations have detailed maps of Jewish neighborhoods and will fire rockets directly at Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s ranch, and at homes in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and the West Bank, Mohamed Abdel-Al, spokesman of the Popular Resistance Committees, told WorldNetDaily today in an exclusive interview.
The Committees, a network of Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terrorists, has taken responsibility for many of the rockets fired at Israeli towns the past few years and for more than a dozen suicide attacks. It was also blamed for the bombing of a U.S. convoy in Gaza in October 2003, killing three Americans.
Abdel-Al warned in the interview, to be released in full tomorrow, his group will continue to fire their rockets until every Jew leaves Israel, “including their bones and their graves.”
“We have a very accurate map of [the Israeli Negev town of] Sderot, and of each and every street in and near the city including Sharon’s ranch,” Abdel-Al said. “During the Intifada we launched many rockets at the ranch, and thanks to God, every new rocket firing gets closer to its goal [of hitting Sharon.]”
Abdel-Al’s comments come one day after the Israeli Defense Forces found a Qassam rocket just outside Sharon’s Sycamore ranch, located a few kilometers from Sderot, the town at which more than 20 rockets were fired immediately following Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza last month.
The Qassam rocket at the prime minister’s ranch was found next to the grave site of Sharon’s wife, Lili. IDF sappers said the attack took place three weeks ago, during the latest round of rocket fire at southern Israel from Gaza.
Abdel-Al told WND both his group and Hamas launched many rockets the past few weeks, and he cannot confirm which batch hit near Sharon’s ranch.
But he warned, “We shall use these rockets against Sderot, against Sharon’s ranch and against every city in Israel any time there is need to do so. The Israelis shall wait for surprises from the Palestinian resistance. … If there is need, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and everywhere in Israel can become our target. Israelis must also know that we have already transferred the knowledge and the technology of producing rockets to the West Bank.”
Asked if he thought his interview with WND would embarrass Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas ahead of his meeting this week with President Bush in Washington, Abdel-Al responded, “I don’t see why the PA should be embarrassed. The leadership of the PA knows that the great majority of the Palestinian people support the Palestinian resistance.
“This same majority knows that the Gaza withdrawal was due to the resistance,” he continued. “Furthermore, most of the Palestinian people are members in the resistance organizations. What is needed is that the PA must behave according to the Palestinian public opinion, to their belief that Gaza was liberated by these rockets.”
Abdul-Al said the Popular Resistance Committee will not cease their attacks until all Jews leave “Palestine.”
“Gaza was the first step. The next one shall be the West Bank,” he said. “Following that, we will chase the Israelis until they leave Jerusalem. The struggle will end only when the Jews will leave our land. The struggle is for all of Palestine. We advise every Jew who came to be a settler in our land to go back to the place where he came from. We will not keep a place for their bones or even for their graves.”