Shortage of Wanted Terrorists

(Ha'aretz) - After systematic attacks on the heads of the militant Palestinian organizations by Israeli security forces, there are very few obvious leaders of those networks who have survived. Since the end of Operation Defensive Shield in April, most Hamas leaders in the northern West Bank have been either arrested or killed. The majority of the heads of Islamic Jihad's military wing have also been taken out of action. Tanzim's Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades has been left with mainly local leaders and no longer has charismatic heads who exercise influence beyond their area of residence.

2002-07-04 00:00:00

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