Sunday, September 30, 2007

"West Bank Qassams" were a hoax

As I suspected last week, the "rockets" that were supposedly caught by Abbas' Fatah security terrorists were a hoax, a photo-op to make it appear that the PA "security" forces have the ability to fight terror. As IMRA reports:

From: Khaled Abu Toameh
To: "Dr. Aaron Lerner"
Sent: Sunday, 30 September, 2007 05:43
Subject: Fatah hoaxes [pls send out]

Last week Fatah managed to sell another hoax to reporters
when it claimed that its security forces had discovered
rocket launchers in Bethlehem that were directed against
Jerusalem. It later turned out that the "rockets" were
simple pipes that has been set up by children who were
trying to imitate Hamas.

But this didn't stop Mahmoud Abbas from claiming that the rockets were real in today's WaPo interview(noted in the same IMRA link.)
(h/t Soccer Dad)