עמידרור: בעיני הרש”פ, רק מאבק בפשע לגיטימי. מאבק נגד הטרור- אינו לגיטימי

עמידרור: בעיני הפלשתינים, מאבק (של כוחות הבטחון שלהם) בפשע – לגיטימי. מאבק נגד הטרור- אינו לגיטימי

—– Original Message —–
David Bedein
Director
Israel Resource News Agency

In Tom Friedman’s March 24 , 2013 column, “Israel: Bits, Bytes and Bombs”. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/24/opinion/sunday/friedman-israel-bits-bytes-and-bombs.html?ref=thomaslfriedman&_r=0

, Mr. Friedman advances a notion that has little basis in fact, which is  that “Thanks to their [Palestinian Security Forces, the PSF] cooperation with the Israeli security services, no Israeli was killed in the West Bank by terrorism in 2012” 

While the PSF has helped Israel in matters of petty crime such as car thefts, Israel continues to combat Arab terror groups by itself, with no cooperation from the PSF.

General Yaakov Amidror, former head of the IDF’s Research and Assessment Division and currently serving as Security Advisor to Prime Minister Netanyahu, put it best when he told our agency that “There is a huge difference in the Palestinian view between law enforcement, which they  see as legitimate, and anti-terrorism, which they do not see as legitimate.”

The PA has no laws against money laundering for terror groups; PA statutes do not define any group as a terrorist organization. Moreover, there has never been action against Hamas undertaken by PA security forces out of an anti-terrorist ideological conviction. Instead, the PA has been nurturing its security ties with  Hamas.  The reason why there are less Israelis attacked by terrorists in the West Bank is because the Israeli army has repositioned itself in every nook and cranny of the West  Bank. Ever wonder why the shooting ceased from Beit Jallah (The Bethlehem suburb) on Gilo (The Jerusalem Suburb) .

There is only one reason why Arab terror groups no longer fire on Jerusalem: the presence of Israeli troops in Beit  Jallah. 

Any Step towards a sovereign Palestinian state would deprive the IDF of the ability to maintain a presence in the West  Bank to combat terror groups that the PSF will not engage.

READ:
How US Military Aid to Fatah Actually Bolsters the Hamas

http://www.israelbehindthenews.com/bin/content.cgi?ID=5378&q=1

On the Brink: Decline of US trained Palestinian Security Forces

http://www.israelbehindthenews.com/reports-foreignmilitary.html

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