by Yitzhak Frankenthal 23.06.2013
The Palestinians were indeed given guns to form a police force that would crack down on the enemies of peace. This concept was originally perceived by the late Menachem Begin, who thought – and for good reason – that the Palestinian police should be strong. Besides, it is not only guns that they use to kill us with, but also suicide bombers and mortars. Gunfire has always existed in the Territories, long before the Oslo Accords were signed. Guns are now used by the Palestinian Authority against fundamentalist opposition, which is trying to crush both the PA and the peace process.