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Back to a Corrupt Occupation

Amira Hass writes in Haaretz:

In one of the alarming news items of the past week, it was reported that Israel has green-lighted the transfer of 1,000 rifles from Jordan to the security forces loyal to Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

This is not the first time Israel has permitted the transfer of weapons and security equipment to Abbas’ forces. The alarming thing about this report is that Abbas and his circles continue to cling to the illusion that the failure in the Gaza Strip was purely military. Equally alarming is Fatah’s determination to do what Israel and the United States expect (and which it failed to do in Gaza): Fight Hamas.

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