Palestinian prime minister designate Ahmad Qorei vowed after a meeting with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat that the next government would address the issue of illegal weapons. Qorei, also known as Abu Ala, on Monday told reporters: “There is an agreement between all factions that we must put an end to the mess in the Palestinian street, in the Palestinian administration and in the Palestinian minds. And for sure this mess includes the issue of weapons.” Thousands of weapons, mainly assault rifles, are in the hands of militant groups in the Palestinian territories. Qorei, who returned Monday morning from the Gaza Strip where he held talks with Palestinian factions, stressed that the focus was more on the programme of his future cabinet than its composition. Full Story
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