RealNews

Abbas aims to begin disarming Palestinian militias

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas aims to start disarming small militant groups soon and will insist that the Islamic Hamas faction puts down weapons after January elections, a top aide said on Tuesday. The president’s chief of staff, Rafiq Husseini, told Reuters in an interview that following Israel’s withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, Abbas wanted to end local lawlessness. Israel has also demanded disarmament as a precondition for statehood talks.Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.