Thursday, January 3, 2008

Terrorists prep to protect Bush (??)

Most active West Bank militant group in security team for Middle East visit - -

By Aaron Klein
© 2008

JERUSALEM – Members of the most active West Bank terror organization confirmed to WND they are set to participate in security forces being deployed to protect President Bush during his visit to the Palestinian territories next week.

Bush is due in the region Jan. 9 as part of a follow-up to last month's U.S.-led Israeli-Palestinian Annapolis summit.

During his trip, the American president is scheduled to hold talks with Israeli leaders in Jerusalem, and meet quickly with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Bush may also travel to Jericho and Bethlehem, both Palestinian controlled West Bank cities.

Two members of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, Fatah's declared military wing, told WND they have been called upon by the PA to participate in securing the perimeter during the meeting with Abbas in Ramallah. One of the Brigades members said he will participate in "secret police missions" in securing Ramallah's periphery when Bush arrives.

A third Brigades member stationed in Jericho said he will be deployed in there if Bush visits Jericho.

All three Brigades members serve as officers in Fatah's security forces. READ MORE