עמידרור: בעיני הפלשתינים, מאבק (של כוחות הבטחון שלהם) בפשע - לגיטימי. מאבק נגד הטרור- אינו לגיטימי
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Israel Resource News Agency
In Tom Friedman's March 24 , 2013 column, "Israel: Bits, Bytes and Bombs". http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/24/opinion/sunday/friedman-israel-bits-bytes-and-bombs.html?ref=thomaslfriedman&_r=0
, Mr. Friedman advances a notion that has little basis in fact, which is that "Thanks to their [Palestinian Security Forces, the PSF] cooperation with the Israeli security services, no Israeli was killed in the West Bank by terrorism in 2012"
While the PSF has helped Israel in matters of petty crime such as car thefts, Israel continues to combat Arab terror groups by itself, with no cooperation from the PSF.
General Yaakov Amidror, former head of the IDF's Research and Assessment Division and currently serving as Security Advisor to Prime Minister Netanyahu, put it best when he told our agency that "There is a huge difference in the Palestinian view between law enforcement, which they see as legitimate, and anti-terrorism, which they do not see as legitimate."
The PA has no laws against money laundering for terror groups; PA statutes do not define any group as a terrorist organization. Moreover, there has never been action against Hamas undertaken by PA security forces out of an anti-terrorist ideological conviction. Instead, the PA has been nurturing its security ties with Hamas. The reason why there are less Israelis attacked by terrorists in the West Bank is because the Israeli army has repositioned itself in every nook and cranny of the West Bank. Ever wonder why the shooting ceased from Beit Jallah (The Bethlehem suburb) on Gilo (The Jerusalem Suburb) .
There is only one reason why Arab terror groups no longer fire on Jerusalem: the presence of Israeli troops in Beit Jallah.
Any Step towards a sovereign Palestinian state would deprive the IDF of the ability to maintain a presence in the West Bank to combat terror groups that the PSF will not engage.
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