Damascus based group takes responsibility for Tel Aviv attack

Washington Post:

Palestinian and Israeli security forces arrested seven Palestinians Saturday in connection with the deadly suicide bombing in Tel Aviv the night before, while the radical Islamic Jihad leadership in Syria asserted responsibility for the attack, saying that it had only agreed to a one month period of calm, which had expired.

Among those arrested were two of the bomber's brothers and the man who allegedly drove the bomber to the popular Tel Aviv night club where he detonated his explosives, killing himself and four others and wounding about 50 people. Most of the casualties were young Israelis waiting in line to enter the club, a karaoke singing bar called the Stage

Confusion reigned for much of the day as both Israeli and Palestinian officials accused Hezbollah, a radical Shiite group in Lebanon, of being behind Friday's attack. But Saturday night, the Islamic Jihad leadership in Damascus claimed responsibility for the attack and released a video of the bomber, who said that his aim was to damage the governing Palestinian Authority "which acts according to American interests."

In a telephone interview with the Associated Press, an Islamic Jihad official in Damascus said the attack was in retaliation for what he claimed were Israel's violations of an undeclared, de facto truce with the Palestinians that has been in effect for several weeks. He did not specify what the violations were.

The Damascas entity, aka the Syrian government, is clearly harboring terrorist and therefore the regime needs to either turn over the terrorist or share their fate--destruction.


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