Mon 11 Sep 2023 10:13 pm - Jerusalem Time

Sources for "Al-Quds": Palestinian Authority receives American armored vehicles and weapons

Informed Palestinian sources revealed, Monday evening, that the Palestinian Authority received via Jordan a group of armored vehicles and weapons to support the Palestinian security services, especially the “Preventive Security” and “National Security” services, as well as the police.

The sources told that these armored vehicles and weapons will be used in what they said was “enforcing law and order” in areas under Palestinian security control.

It indicated that the armored vehicles were obtained by the Authority from the American side through the Jordanian mediator, with the approval of the right-wing Israeli government, in which ministers from the extreme right participate, with the aim of strengthening the capabilities of the Palestinian security services in confronting the Palestinian armed cells stationed in Jenin and the city of Nablus.

The sources said that the Palestinian Authority confirmed to various parties, through the Secretary of the Executive Committee of the PLO, Hussein Al-Sheikh, who many parties believe is preparing to succeed President Mahmoud Abbas, after his departure, and during meetings he held with the American side more than once, that the Authority is unable To confront those cells that are densely spread in Jenin, Nablus, and Tulkarm, which are the hottest areas in the West Bank, and where the occupation forces also find difficulties in storming them without forces supported by air and land.

The sources indicated that the American side understood the demands of the authority in this regard and worked to provide it with the necessary equipment, whether armored vehicles or modern automatic weapons equipped with lasers for use in raids and clashes with armed cells, especially in Jenin, which is considered the fiercest governorate in the confrontation, specifically the camp that includes experienced fighters. Since the first intifadas in 1987 and the second in 2000.

President Mahmoud Abbas chaired a series of extensive security meetings at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah during the last two weeks, and asked them to strike with an iron hand against all armed cells that, in his opinion, are working to destroy the national project, weaken the authority, and show it to the American and European sides that it is powerless.

On Sunday, Hussein Al-Sheikh held a meeting with the Jordanian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs, Ayman Al-Safadi. Sources confirmed to that it comes within the framework of new arrangements in the region, and that Jordan is a key partner in them.

Armed groups in Jenin, Nablus, and Tulkarm have recently accused the Palestinian security services of arresting their active members who resist the occupation and target Israeli military sites.


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Sources for "Al-Quds": Palestinian Authority receives American armored vehicles and weapons