Israel Authorized Transfer of 1,000 Rifles to PA

[Ha'aretz] Avi Issacharoff and Amos Harel - Israel authorized the transfer of 1,000 rifles from Jordan to the PA security forces in the West Bank three weeks ago, Israeli and Palestinian security sources confirmed Wednesday. They were meant to aid forces loyal to Mahmoud Abbas in preventing a Hamas challenge. Earlier this year, several thousand rifles were delivered to Fatah forces in Gaza and the West Bank, but most of those arms came under Hamas' control following its takeover.

2007-07-26 01:00:00

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