The PA Allows Terrorist Havens to Operate Freely

(Jerusalem Post) Stephen M. Flatow - In Jamma'in, near Nablus, Israeli security forces arrested a fugitive Palestinian Arab terrorist last week. In Jelazoun and El-Bireh, they captured four more. Four terrorists were apprehended in Dura, Khursa and Fawwar, and another in Ein as-Sultan. Many weapons were also seized, the Israeli Army spokesman said. These towns are all ruled by the Palestinian Authority and they are teeming with terrorists and weapons. The Oslo Accords gave the Palestinian Authority control over the areas where 98% of the Palestinian Arabs live and turned over the fight against terrorism to the PA. The Accords required the PA to ensure an end to terrorism against Israel - to "apprehend, investigate and prosecute perpetrators and all other persons directly or indirectly involved in acts of terrorism, violence and incitement." To carry out these actions, Israel authorized the PA to create a 12,000-man security force, trained and armed by the U.S., which has since grown into a de-facto army numbering 30,000 men. The PA has governed the towns mentioned above for 28 years, yet they are still filled with terrorists, forcing Israel to send its soldiers in to capture them. The PA ignores its Oslo obligations to arrest them and the international community chooses to look away.

2023-05-08 00:00:00

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