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Israel: Israel Arrests, Frees Palestinian Minister

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Palestine, War & Conflict

Richard Silverstein commenting on the detention of the Palestinian minister for Jerusalem affairs, Khaled Abu Arafa at an East Jerusalem road block set up by Israel’s Border Police, he said [1]: “It shows how completely disorganized the intelligence services are. Is their current mission to be at war with Hamas; or to be conciliatory toward a potential future negotiating partner? I’d suggest that until Ehud Olmert gets his house in order and establishes his government these types of things will go on. And they may go on even after with such disparate, even warring political attitudes in his cabinet (Peretz and Lieberman to name but one example).