Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Islamic Jihad distances itself from "rogue elements"

On Sunday, Israel killed two people who were about to shoot rockets towards Israel.

No terror group claimed them as members. And therein lies a tale.

There are reports that Islamic Jihad is separating themselves from members who act "impulsively" or who also claim membership in other groups, especially Salafist groups.

This appears to be an attempt to rein in their members. It is considered a "fateful decision," as in the past they would take responsibility for anything done by their members.

At least one of the would-be rocket terrorists were members of Islamic Jihad. Apparently, these rogue operations have been embarrassing for Islamic Jihad, especially the numbers of people killed.