PRC Threatens End to Temporary Truce

Ad Feedback - GAZA STRIP - The Popular Resistance Committees (PRC), a Gaza-based Islamic terror group, has threatened to end the temporary truce with Israel if the border crossings aren't opened within three weeks.

The tadhiyeh (temporary calm), which began June 19, will end at the start of the Muslim month of Ramadan, according to the PRC.

"The Zionist occupation has not yet agreed to the demand to release our prisoners so our fighters are preparing for the next round [of attacks] in which we will try to abduct more Israeli soldiers to swap them for our heroic prisoners," PRC spokesman Abu Attaya told Reuters.

PRC aided Hamas terrorists in the June 25, 2006 cross-border attack on an Israeli army outpost near the Kerem Shalom border crossing with Gaza.

After tunneling under the border fence, the gunmen attacked the outpost, killing two soldiers, wounding three and kidnapping IDF (Israel Defense Forces) Corporal Gilad Shalit.

Several months after the abduction, the PRC reportedly turned Shalit over to the custody of Hamas.

Reuters was one of several wire services invited to film a PRC training session Thursday, using live ammunition to attack a mock IDF base.

The terrorists' training camp is built on the site of a former Jewish community, evacuated during the government's August 2005 pullout from the Gush Katif Settlement Bloc in the Gaza Strip.

According to Reuters, senior PRC instructor Abu Majahed told his trainees that the PRC and several other terror groups in Gaza set a 10-week time limit for the tadhiyeh.

"[Israel] has until the end of the tenth week and if they do not abide by the obligations of the tadhiyeh, politicians will stop talking and military men will act," he said.

Source: Reuters

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