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'Jihad to continue without bin Laden'

May 3, 2011 10:44 A.M. (Updated: May 4, 2011 2:10 A.M.)
Correction appended

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A statement claiming to be from the Al-Aqsa Brigades mourned Tuesday the death of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, killed by US troops in Pakistan.

A spokesman for Fatah's armed wing subsequently denied making the remarks, saying the group had sent no statement and would not comment on the death as it was unrelated to Palestine.

But according to the statement signed by the group, Al-Aqsa "won't stop our Jihad mission against injustice and occupation," despite doubts over the veracity of claims that the fundamentalist leader had been killed.

In a statement received by Ma'an, the brigades said: "The Islamic nation was shocked with the devastating news that Sheikh Osama bin Laden had been murdered by the non-believers."

Bin Laden "got what he wished for, martyrdom, inscribing with his blood the landmarks of Jihad. He left behind an entire generation who follow the path of Sheikh Osama."

The fighters' Jihad "did not and will not stop. This has increased their determination, persistence and loyalty to their martyrs who have transformed their words into reality," the statement said.

It added that "we tell the American and Israeli occupier that the nation which produced leaders who changed history with its Jihad and patience is a nation capable of invigorating the resistance, which extends across the nation and is capable of restoring the glory of Islam and its flag of unity, God willing."

Palestinian reactions to the Al-Qaeda leader's death have been mixed.

Palestinian Authority caretaker Prime Minister Salam Fayyad called the event one that increased the chance for peace in the world, while Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh condemned the assassination, calling it an extension of an American foreign policy based on killing.

(This version CORRECTS a translation error in paragraph seven and adds new information.)
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