Netanyahu: PA Security Forces Showing Timidity

(Jerusalem Post) Herb Keinon - Prime Minister Netanyahu told a delegation of visiting U.S. senators on Sunday that while Palestinian security forces in the West Bank were active against Hamas and Islamic Jihad, they "have trouble going against their own renegades." He was referring to the recent murder in the West Bank of Rabbi Meir Hai by members of Fatah's Aksa Martyrs Brigade. "They are showing timidity about addressing their own renegades," he said. Netanyahu expressed frustration with continued Palestinian rejection of negotiations, and said the PA was trying to "internationalize the conflict" in the hope that the EU and UN would pressure Israel. He also said "the ultimate core issue is the acceptance of Israel as the nation state of the Jewish people. It is not about settlements; it is about the existence of a Jewish state."

2010-01-11 08:15:04

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