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Monday, March 21, 2005

Palestinian Interior Minstry liniting militant arm

ZAMAN DAILY NEWSPAPER :

Reportedly, the Palestinian Interior Ministry has started to limit the use of arms by militants. A Palestinian security official who wants to remain anonymous said the Ministry listed the restrictions on arms usage in a written notice sent to hundreds of militants located in the West Bank. The Same official informed that the militants would be allowed to carry a single weapon, and changing the serial number of the weapon would be banned and militants would also have to register the weapon and carry a license from the ministry. The Ministry also demanded militants sign the notice. Israel had demanded Palestinian authorities gather up illegal arms. Leaders of the Al Aqsa Martrys Brigade said they received the notice and that they were talking it over.
Baby steps, but steps in the right direction. I remain hopefull that the new climate in the Middle East will lead to peace between Israel and Palestine. It will take a lot of work, but I think this goal is achievable.

2 Comments:

Blogger Greg said...

Dave,
I'm beginning to feel some minimal hope of peace coming to this region. As you say, steps taken by the PA to this point have been baby steps. But I have a specific question I wanted to ask you...What do you think about the possibility that everything the PA or any "Palestinian" entity is doing or has ever done has been aimed at the enihilation of Israel? I'll be happy to hear from you
-Eitan

3/22/2005 09:07:00 AM  
Blogger Dave Justus said...

I think that for the most part the Palestinian organizations have been focused on the destruction of Israel.

The money from corrupt Arab dictators with that goal, and the need for an 'enemy' has assured that.

I don't believe that the Palestinian people, under a democratic government, would continue this goal for very long though (there is a lot of hate and indoctrination to get over, and Israel has not been blameless either.)

So I think that Palestinian entities have been for the destruction of Israel, but that that doesn't mean they will always be so.

3/22/2005 10:43:00 AM  

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