The al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade of Judea and Samaria, the military wing of Fatah (PLO), headed by Mahmoud Abbas, who also serves as the "President of Palestine" and head of the PLO, has declared "open war" against the "Zionist enemy."
In a ecorded message from July 23, three armed terrorists from the al-Aqsa brigade announced that they would not sit idly by during the Israeli operation in the Gaza Strip, and that they intend to bring the struggle deep into Israeli territory.
"The language of blood is the only way to answer Zionist aggression", they said, stating that international law permits them to conduct an armed struggle throughout all "Palestinian territories".
"It is open Intifada," stated a spokesman for al-Aqsa Brigade leadership. Orders were given to all units operating within Judea and Samaria to act against the "Zionist enemy", with all options on the table.