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  12/29/2011, Tevet 3, 5772

Amnesty Over for Former Al-Aksa Martyrs Brigades Leader


The security establishment of the Palestinian Authority (PA), acting on Israel's behalf, informed former commander Zekaria Zbeidi of Fatah's Al-Aksa Martyrs Brigades recently that he must spend his time in a PA lockup if he does not want Israel to arrest him, according to a Thursday report by the PA's SPA news agency. PA sources said the revocation of a two-and-a-half-year-old amnesty was tied to tensions between PA security and armed groups in Jenin under Zbeidi. Those tensions included an incident in which those armed groups pointed their weapons at PA security officers.

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