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  כסלו 18, 5768 , 28/11/07

Olmert Allows To U.S. To Decide if PA Controls Terror

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert transferred to the United States the power to decide whether the Palestinian Authority (PA) is controlling terror and whether Israel is meeting commitments to freeze development in Judea and Samaria. The American Roadmap plan calls for the PA to cease incitement and to destroy the terrorist infrastructure before Israel withdraws from areas in Judea and Samaria, expels Jewish residents and turns the areas over to the PA.

The concession to allow the U.S. to judge the level of competency of the PA security forces coincides with the vested interest of the Americans through its military envoy Lt. Gen. Keith Dayton. He is in charge of training PA troops and has American government backing to prove he is succeeding despite the Hamas overthrow of the Fatah-led PA in Gaza last June.

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