Iraqi Fighters : Attack Americans


Iraqi Fighters : Attack Americans

Iraqi Fighters: Attack Americans "Because of Gaza"
The Islamic Army in Iraq is calling its operatives to step up attacks against Americans, in response to Israel's policies in the Gaza Strip. The group launched what labels the "Iraqi Resistance Campaign to Help Gaza."

The campaign involves increasing "military activities" against the partners of the Zionists and American enemies of humanity. "We call on all states and nations to act and do away with this injustice towards innocent people in Gaza," it said.

The group said that "war crimes" perpetrated by United States President George W. Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert were only meant to cover up their failures in other areas. The statement, received via the group's email distribution list, was signed by several Sunni Jihadi groups in Iraq.

The move was in reaction to Israel's decision to reduce fuel supplies to the Gaza Strip and close crossings between Israel and Gaza. Israel's decision was in retaliation to the continual firing of rockets from the Gaza Strip onto Israeli communities and homes. Palestinians said the reduction of fuel is causing power cuts in the strip, which in turn affects other basic needs like sewage treatment, water supplies, and healthcare.

Israel said the power cuts were not due to the reduction of fuel, but were deliberately orchestrated by Hamas to inflate the plight of the Palestinians and increase international pressure on Israel. "Gaza is controlled by a terror organization," Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni said on January 22. Israel does not have to apologize for its existence or for protecting its citizens, "even at the cost of criticism from the international community."

(By Rachelle Kleiger, The Media Line, January 23, 2008)

Prayer Focus
Praise God for the nations who stand for Israel and for justice.

“Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing?” (Psalm 2:1)