4-23-02 - Documents: The Palestinian Authority Employs Fatah Activists Involved in Terrorism and Suicide Attacks

NOTE:  This is only the abstract from the report, which contains important details.. Go to http://www.imra.org.il/story.php3?id=11558 to read the entire report.

IDF Spokesperson 23 April 2002
[Copies of original Arabic documents on IDF website]
http://www.idf.il/english/announcements/2002/april/Fatah_Activists/index.stm

Abstract

1. From a file of documents captured by the IDF during Operation Defensive Wall in the office of the Commander of the "Special Forces" (one of the Palestinian Authority (PA) security apparatuses), Colonel Bashir Nafa, it can be learned that the PA is extending its patronage over Fatah activists involved in the perpetration of terrorist attacks against Israel, by integrating them into the PA's manpower lists and salary earners. This process is fully under the direction and management of Arafat, wearing his "double hat" of Chairman of the PA and Chairman of the Fatah organization, and his handwriting is on many documents in the file.

2. The employment of these activists by the PA, some of whom are terrorists who previously perpetrated killing attacks against Israeli civilians, such as Zadki Al Zeru who murdered a baby girl in Hebron in March 2001, enables these terrorists to devote all their time to terrorist activities, knowing that the PA is providing for their livelihood. Nasser Awis, head of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades in Samaria, who was captured in Tubas, was a captain in the General Security Apparatus and received a salary from the PA in recent months too.

3. The salaries of the PA security forces are financed mainly by the EU (10 million euros per month) and Arab states ($45 million per month, this aid was increased to $55 in April 2002). Thus the PA is utilizing money from international aid elements to finance Fatah activists who are involved in terrorism.

4. Arafat is the head of the Fatah movement and its groups. In previous documents captured by the IDF, Arafat personally endorses with his signature payments to terror activists. These documents provide additional proof of the close connection between the PA and Fatah groups perpetrating terrorism and suicide attacks - a connection that Palestinian spokesmen are trying to conceal and deny.

NOTE:  This is only the abstract from the report, which contains important details.. Go to http://www.imra.org.il/story.php3?id=11558 to read the entire report.

 

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