Israel pardons 77 former Fatah fighters
“The three men executed by Israeli forces in Nablus on 26 December were also former Fatah fighters, but had been granted amnesty by Israel three to six Â months before their homes were invaded and they were shot point-blank range Â in front of family members.”
Not exactly. Israeli authorities say they were again involved in terror
activities and they were shot because the way they were acting made them a
clear and present danger.
Nablus â€“ Ma’an â€“ Israel has agreed to remove 77 former Palestinian fighters from its list of “wanted” men, as a continuation of its amnesty program, Palestinian sources said.
In other news:
From the RoP:
Sensitivity training needed: Distinguish between jihadists and terrorists, Harkat trial told/ now how the f*#k does one do that? Which Western judge knows the difference between a Shiite & Sunni side up?
Officials in the Palestinian Authority were handed a list on Monday night, naming the men who received a pardon, nearly all of them former fighters in the Fatah-affiliated Al-Aqsa Brigades in the West Bank.
All of the men on the list are “wanted” by Israel. At some point in the past five years they signed a pledge renouncing the use of violence and turned in their weapons. At that point the men signed themselves into PA police custody and lived for the most part in a Nablus-area jail until their amnesty agreements were finalized by Israel.
Without the deal, the men feared for their own and their families’ safety; they were the target of night raids and incursions. The three men executed by Israeli forces in Nablus on 26 December were also former Fatah fighters, but had been granted amnesty by Israel three to six months before their homes were invaded and they were shot point-blank range in front of family members.
Only ten of the 77 men received a total pardon, allowing them to live at home and travel freely throughout the West Bank and outside of the country. Nineteen were given a minimal pardon, allowed to move freely in the West Bank during the day but required to sleep in the prison. Forty-six were granted a partial pardon, and will be able to move freely in the West Bank, but not pass its borders, are permitted to sleep at home, but will be required to check in at the detention center periodically.