IDF Objects to U.S. Plans to Give Abbas' Forces Battle Equipment

[Ha'aretz] Amos Harel - The Israel Defense Forces has raised objections to U.S. plans to equip Mahmoud Abbas' forces with battle gear as part of an $86 million U.S. program to strengthen the PA presidential guard, an Israeli security source and European diplomats said Wednesday. "The IDF's objections in this case center on equipment, such as body armor, that is liable to wind up in the wrong hands and be used for terrorism," an Israeli security source said.

2007-01-18 01:00:00

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