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Palestinians Seize Weapons in New Crackdown

Palestinian police seized bombs and other weapons in the West Bank for the first time in more than four years on Saturday, a senior Palestinian security official said. The official Told Reuters that police raiding the West Bank town of Dura, south of Hebron, also arrested 16 suspects in the start of a new crackdown by the Palestinian Authority against lawlessness in its territories. While the action seemed a move toward ieeting the demands of Israel and a U.S.-backed “road map” peace plan for Palestinians to disarm gunmen, it was not clear whether any weapons seized had belonged to militants involved in attacking Israel. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has vowed to end armed chaos in the Palestinian territories but has previously sought to do so through dialogue with gunmen rather than use force. Full Story

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