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PRC military wing 'ready to fight' Israel

March 13, 2014 4:14 P.M. (Updated: March 15, 2014 10:49 A.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- An-Nasser Salah al-Din Brigades, the military wing of the Popular Resistance Committees in the Gaza Strip, will fight alongside Islamic Jihad's military wing to defend the Palestinian people, the group's spokesperson said on Thursday.

Spokesman Abu Mujahid said in a statement that "the assassination of al-Quds Brigades' fighters was a dangerous escalation which the Israeli occupation started."

Abu Mujahid pointed out that his fighters "are ready to face any aggression by the Israeli occupation against the Palestinian people."

The Popular Resistance Committees is a Gaza-based militant group that opposes negotiations with Israel, and has no connection to the local popular resistance committees against the separation wall that exist throughout the West Bank.

The statement from the group came after Israeli forces launched air strikes against more than 30 targets over night and early Thursday, after the al-Quds Brigades launched dozens of rockets into Israel on Wednesday in response to the killing of three of its members Tuesday.

Three Palestinians were injured in the Israeli attacks.

Following the airstrikes on Thursday, senior Islamic Jihad officials said that the 2012 ceasefire with Israel had been reactivated following Egyptian intervention.
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