Al Qaeda group claims rocket fire on IsraelOctober 30th, 2009 - 7:43 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, Oct 30 (DPA) A group linked to Al Qaeda claimed Thursday to have fired a Katusha rocket from southern Lebanon into northern Israel without causing any damage.
The Brigades of Abdullah Azzam, Ziad Jarrah’s Battalion, said it was responsible for Tuesday’s attack, according to a statement released by a site close to al Qaeda called al-Fajr.
The group said it had prepared to launch five rockets but only fired one.
It said the attack was in protest of a Sunday raid by Israeli police on Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa Mosque.
“The occupying Jews have repeatedly raided the courtyard of al-Aqsa Mosque. … In response to this aggression … the Battalion of Ziad Jarrah” fired the Katyusha, it said.
Abdullah Azzam, mentor of Al Qaeda deputy chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, was killed in a 1989 bomb blast. Ziad Jarrah was one of the hijacking pilots in the Sep 11, 2001, suicide strikes against New York and Washington.
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