PA Police Search for Illegal Weapons

(Jerusalem Post) - Khaled Abu Toameh On Saturday, the Palestinian Police launched an operation in Gaza aimed at confiscating illegal weapons. Some 600 policemen set up checkpoints and searched vehicles for weapons. Palestinians said at least 20 people were taken into custody. However, Palestinian security officials in Gaza City said the campaign is directed more against "criminal elements" and not Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

2003-07-11 00:00:00

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