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New military group calling themselves "Hizbullah Brigades" to begin operation

Oct. 4, 2008 2:03 P.M. (Updated: Oct. 4, 2008 2:03 P.M.)
Bethlehem - Ma'an - A new military group calling themselves the Hizbullah Brigades will begin operating in the Palestinian areas as a force against occupation, according to a Saturday statement.

The group will be made up of fighters from several other resistance factions that the statement accuses of "abandoning resistance." Their stated aims are to "fight the enemies of Islam," in the interests of the Palestinian national project.

"We are a new Islamic Sunni group which has nothing to do with the political process," said the statement, "but we will not contradict with public Palestinian interests."

With regards to the group's ties with Hizbullah in Lebanon, the statement asserted that the group follows Hizbullah's steps in resistance, but has no ties with the Lebanese Hizbullah. "All we have in common is Islam and our admiration of their resistance methods," the statement explained.

The group stressed in their statement that they would not be involved in the ongoing inter-Palestinian rivalry. They also pledged to adopt the case of political prisoners, detained by factions in the West Bank and Gaza as one of their top priorities.

The statement concluded with a slogan used by Lebanese Hizbullah; "death to Israel, and death to the United States."

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