Disarming Islamic Groups a Far-Off Dream

(Ha'aretz) - Zvi Bar'el "We will not hand over our weapons, and I hope that the PA officials don't ask us to do so. We are talking about legitimate arms for the purpose of defending the Palestinian people," said the general secretary of Islamic Jihad, Dr. Ramadan Abdullah Shalakh. The hudna, as far as the Islamic organizations are concerned, is not designed to end the struggle with Israel. At best, leaving the weapons in the hands of the organizations will continue to serve as a means of deterring Israel and the PA from deviating from the dictates that the organizations will want to make further down the road.

2003-07-03 00:00:00

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