IDF recommends freeing Fatah prisoners as gesture to Abbas

24.10.2011                      26.Tischrei. 5772

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IDF recommends freeing Fatah prisoners as gesture to Abbas

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's advisers vehemently oppose the idea, as do several members of his forum of eight senior ministers.

Israel should make a series of gestures to the Palestinian Authority to reduce the damage caused the PA by last week's deal for the return of Gilad Shalit, the Israel Defense Forces' General Staff believes. But Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's advisers vehemently oppose the idea, as do several members of his forum of eight senior ministers, arguing that PA President Mahmoud Abbas "should be punished" for his unilateral bid for UN recognition of a Palestinian state.
"We don't want the Palestinian Authority to collapse," one adviser said, "but if it happens, it won't be the end of the world."…