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Daily Israel Report

PA Fakes Anti-Terrorist Activity

A classified report indicates that the PA has been staging the thwarting of terrorist attempts.
First Publish: 8/19/2003, 10:48 AM

A classified report indicates that the PA has been staging the thwarting of terrorist attempts. In an attempt to demonstrate its adherence to the Road Map, and to pressure Israel to continue making concessions, the PA has been filming staged "terrorist attack thwartings." The procedure is that an explosives vest is hidden, and then cameras are brought to the area when the PA security forces "discover" the bomb. Israeli sources say they will not be influenced by these dramatizations.

Prime Minister Sharon convened security and defense leaders this morning to discuss the impending withdrawal from four PA cities. Holding up the retreat from Kalkilye and Jericho is an agreement on the manner in which the PA will supervise heavily-wanted terrorists. Israel has ceded its demand for their arrest or transfer to Jericho, and is being pressured to give in still more. IDF Planning Wing Chief Maj.-Gen. Giora Eiland is expected to meet with the PA's Gen. Haj Ismail, Arafat's right-hand man, today.