terça-feira, junho 15, 2004
Arafat: Provada Ligação Com Atentados Suicidas
Notícia do Jerusalem Post.
Earlier this week, several members of the Aksa Martyrs Brigades in the West Bank and Gaza Strip embarrassed the Palestinian leadership by threatening to break away from Fatah. The gunmen also accused the Palestinian leadership of corruption.
On Sunday night, Arafat chaired an emergency meeting of the Fatah Central Committee in his office in Ramallah to discuss ways of containing the mutiny by the Fatah militia.
The meeting was attended by Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei, who announced that the Aksa Martyrs Brigades were receiving the full attention of the Palestinian leadership.
He said the most important mission now was to guarantee the safety of the gunmen who are wanted by Israel for carrying out terrorist attacks
Hani Uwaidah, the commander of the Aksa Martyrs Brigades in Tulkarm, told The Jerusalem Post that the PA stopped paying his salary a few months ago.
He said that was the main reason why he and his friends had halted their attacks against Israel.
Senior PA officials in Ramallah on Monday confirmed that Arafat had invited the Fatah gunmen to join the reformed security services.
Former PA cabinet minister Abdel Fatah Hamayel, who acts as a liaison between Arafat and the fugitives, said the idea of recruiting the gunmen to the Palestinian security forces was not a new one.
Hamayel said there were at least 450 Fatah gunmen in the West Bank and Gaza Strip who had "made many sacrifices for the Palestinian cause."
He added: "After all these sacrifices, we can't tell these men that we don't need their services any more. The Aksa Martyrs Brigades have a big role to play and they are committed to the decisions of the political leadership.
posted by Miguel Noronha 11:24 da manhã
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