Footage of a graduation ceremony of the Nidal Al-Amoudi Battalion of Fatah's Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades in Gaza was posted on January 5 on YouTube. The footage shows military drills and training, including the firing of missiles and the simulation of an attack against an Israeli army post and the capture of a soldier. A commander of the battalion recently challenged the leadership of PA President Mahmoud Abbas, saying that Fatah had gone astray when it laid down its weapons. See MEMRI TV clip 5826.
Caption: "Graduation Ceremony of Yasser Arafat Class on 52nd anniversary (of Fatah)"
Trainees: "Sae'qa Commando! Sae'qa Commando! Sae'qa Commando! On land! At sea! In the air!"
Fighter: "The military parade is ready for the graduation of the martyr Yasser Arafat class."
Caption: "Towards liberation"
End Credits: "Produced by Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades - Palestine. Nidal Al-Amoudi Battalion."