An offer of immunity for 300 wanted Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip and West Bank will be put by Israeli defense minister Shaul Mofaz before Mahmud Abbas’s informal representative Mohammed Dahlan Saturday night, January 29 – according to DEBKAfile’s exclusive counter-terror sources.
The beneficiaries, members of Hamas, al Aqsa Brigdes, Tanzim, Jihad Islami and the Palestinian Fronts, include also wanted murderers. Israel’s provisos are that the men withdraw from active orchestration and execution of terrorist attacks and refrain from crossing into Israel. If caught outside Palestinian territory, they will be put on trial.
To show the offer- which is still secret - is serious, on Thursday, Israeli authorities freed Said Massaini of Nablus, described by DEBKAfile’s military sources as a senior al Aqsa Brigades operative who holds the rank of colonel in the Palestinian security service. He was captured a day earlier in his hideout and released by order of Mofaz.
The expected immunity is the most sweeping allowed in the 12 years since Israel signed the 1993 Oslo peace framework accords.
Oh, and get this:
Where is UNICEF when you need them? (UNICEF believes that everyone has a responsibility to see that children are safe. )
Young members of the Palestinian security forces take part in an exercise session at the Muqataa in the West Bank city of Ramallah.(AFP/Abbas Momani)