Following is an excerpt from a TV program featuring PFLP-GC spokesman Anwar Raja, which aired on Al-Alam TV on November 21, 2012.
Anwar Raja: I’d like to say that this high-profile operation of detonating an explosive device on a [Tel Aviv] bus...
It was not placed in a bag that blew up, like the enemy claimed. It was detonated by remote control. We have the expertise and capabilities to carry out such things, and that is what we did.
The fedayeen who carried this out are from the heart of Palestine. The enemy can search where they came from. It will find no trace of them. They are the salt of the earth, from the heart of Palestine. They could be from the north, the south, or the West Bank... We don't want the enemy to direct its wrath toward a specific place, so we only say that they were from within Palestine.
The spirit of martyrdom that drives the fedayeen of the Jihad Jibril Brigades is the principle of martyrdom, the spirit of martyrdom...But if we are capable of striking the enemy without having to blow up our bodies – that is even better. This is what happened. Despite all its security measures, the enemy was unable to predict where we would strike. They have been unable to arrest anyone, and therefore, they are fumbling around.
This operation has sent a resounding message to Netanyahu and Barak: Gaza is not alone, and its war extends beyond the borders they want to set. This is the war of the resistance alliance, the battle of us all. This war extends from Tehran to Damascus, to Gaza, to South Lebanon, and to Hizbullah.