A group calling itself the Jiihad Brigades in the Land of al-Ribat (Palestine), in a communiqué issued yesterday, August 1, 2005, claims responsibility for rocket attacks on Saturday, July 30, targeting Jewish settlements in Khan Younes, Naved Galin, and Ganital. According to the message, the brigades are not a ?new organization,? the operations that were executed were on the ?same line of Islamic Jihad, which our brothers the mujahideen of International al-Qaeda Organization are operating against the Jews and Christians.? Further, the group maintains that their organization is composed of an uncompromising leadership, unlike those of the Palestinian politicians who are ?looking for a position under the flag of the corrupt people.?
A full translation of the message is provided to our Intel Service members.