Thursday, February 09, 2006

The Danger

This is what I've been worried about:
"Some elements of the Fatah military wing have recently resumed terror activities, security sources told Haaretz, following Hamas's victory in the Palestinian parliamentary election last month. Fatah officials in the West Bank had obeyed Palestinian Authority orders over the last year to refrain from terrorism...

"Since the parliamentary election, there has been an increase in the number of attempts to send suicide bombers into Israel. Haaretz has learned that Islamic Jihad, which never recognized an Egyptian-brokered Palestinian agreement to maintain 'calm' and refrain from attacking Israeli targets, is not the only Palestinian group attempting to carry out terror attacks, but has been joined in these attempts by members of the Fatah-affiliated Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades...

"Military sources told Haaretz that the phenomenon is most evident in Nablus, where the Fatah military networks are relatively strong. However, the sources said that the first indications of terror-related activity can also be seen in other areas of the West Bank...

"They said the PA's partial control of the local gangs is also weakening. The incentive for gangs to act with restraint - assurance that they will earn a living as members of the security services - is losing its appeal in light of the political uncertainty in the territories."

This is why money is important in controlling violence in the Occupied Territories.


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