February 13, 2014
I came across an article today that describes the small but growing participation by individual Palestinians in the Syrian conflict. Officials fear that those individuals are further radicalizing Palestinians in the West Bank and Jerusalem. Supposedly, Palestinian Authority police are working to stave off such a development. But, as the article goes on to say:
[The] PA security apparatus has scaled back its activities inside the Palestinian refugee camps as more and more residents of those overcrowded and poverty-stricken camps have become radicalized and increasingly disenchanted with Fatah’s rule.
In other words, when the going gets tough, the PA police get going – in the opposite direction.
This is the police force that the international community wants Israel to entrust the security of its borders to in a future peace agreement.
Food for thought.