al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade (AAMB)

The al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (AAMB) is a coalition of Palestinian nationalist militias in the West Bank designated as a terrorist group by the governments of Israel, the United States, Canada, Japan and the European Union. While the group initially vowed to target only Israeli soldiers and settlers in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, in early 2002 it joined Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad in a spree of terrorist attacks against civilians in Israeli cities, especially a deadly suicide bombing in Jerusalem in 2002.VideoVideo: 2009 Members of Islamic Jihad AQSA MARTYRS BRIGADE speak exlusive to Gulf News about their lives as fightersVideo: 2013 Abu Atif, representative of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, says the organization will respond to Israeli attacks, after firing a rocket at Israel over the death of a Palestinian prisoner.

al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade (AAMB), also known as Al Aqsa Brigades, Martyr Yasser Arafat, Al Aqsa Martyrs Battalion, Kata'ib Shuhada al-Aqsa, The Brigades is an active group formed c. 2000.
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