Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claim Gaza rocket after inmate death
GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories - Agence France-Presse
Palestinian militants of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades stand guard on the roof of a building in the West Bank village of Saair on February 25, 2013 during the funeral of Arafat Jaradat, an inmate who died in an Israeli prison. AFP PHOTO/MARCO LONGARIGaza-based militants from Fatah's Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades on Tuesday claimed responsibility for firing a rocket at Israel after one of its members died in jail after being interrogated.
"In a preliminary response to the killing of our hero the prisoner Arafat Jaradat, we claim responsibility for firing a Grad rocket on Ashkelon at 6:00 am (0400 GMT)," said a statement from the group, which is loosely allied to the Fatah movement of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas.