Head of IDF Intelligence Analysis: "Abu Mazen Relates to Terrorists as
Itamar Eichner and Roni Shaked - Yediot Ahronot-Hebrew, 24 May 05
(with thanks to Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs Daily News Alert )
"Abu Mazen relates to terrorist activists as though they were heroes,
and therefore he is not interested in implementing arrests, disarming
terrorist groups from their weapons, punishing terrorists, or stopping the
smuggling of weaponry." This is what the head of the analysis division of
Israeli military intelligence, Brig.-Gen. Yossi Kupperwasser, said in a
closed briefing for senior American diplomats. Kupperwasser said that today
in the Palestinian areas there are two authorities side-by-side: a
Palestinian Authority and a terrorist authority. According to him, the PA
shows no readiness to deal with the problems and any steps that Abu Mazen
takes are only for show. "The Palestinians have no problem of capability.
They have a problem of will," he specified.