Palestinian Authority Radicalizing Palestinians, Dragging Them toward War

(Gatestone Institute) Khaled Abu Toameh - The new order by the PA governor of Bethlehem, prohibiting Palestinians from making direct contact with Israeli authorities in the West Bank, is yet another sign of how the PA is radicalizing Palestinians and eventually dragging them toward another confrontation with Israel. Established under the Oslo Accords, the District Coordination Committee [DCO]'s main mission is to provide services to Palestinians, especially those who seek to enter Israel for medical treatment and work. Over the past two decades, tens of thousands of Palestinians have sought the services of the DCO to facilitate travel arrangements and overcome bureaucratic hurdles. The PA has also banned meetings between Israelis and Palestinians that allegedly promote "normalization."

2012-04-24 00:00:00

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