Previously unknown group claims rocket attack on Israel
Abdullah Azzam Brigades, a previously unknown group, has claimed responsibility for rocket attacks from southern Lebanon into Israel, Lebanese media reported Tuesday.
"With God's willing one of our rocket brigades managed to shell the settlements of the Zionist enemy in northern Palestine from southern Lebanon," said a statement sent to the Lebanese website el Nahsra, dpa reported.
The statement added that "all the rockets hit its targets."
Abdullah Azzam was a highly influential Palestinian Sunni Islamic scholar and theologian who preached "defensive jihad" by Muslims.
He was also known to be a teacher and mentor of Osama bin Laden, and persuaded the late al-Qaeda leader to go to Afghanistan and help the local jihad.