“In response to continued violence between the Hamas and Fatah factions in the Palestinian Authority, Israel approved on Wednesday night the transfer of 2,000 automatic rifles, 20,000 ammunition clips and 2 million bullets, to the Fatah security forces in the Gaza Strip.” More here
But here is the reason why such a move (as with Peres/Rabin’s policy of arming Fattah back in the 90’s) will only come back to haunt the Israelis…
“The Popular Resistance Committees on Thursday warned that arms transferred by Egypt to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement will reach its operatives who will use them against Israel . “We vow to show the Israelis very soon the weapons they lately channeled to the Presidential Guards and to the security services will be directed against the occupation,” Muhammad Abdel Al, a spokesperson for the group said.
I cannot imagine any of the so called “moderates” in Fattah stopping the PRC from carrying out its promise, any more than I see a Palestinian prisoner release bringing an end to the kidnapping of Israeli soldiers and civilians. more here. *L* KGS