The moderate faction

A Palestinian man who allegedly foiled a suicide attack inside Israel was killed in Ramallah on Monday by gunmen belonging to Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party.

“The collaborator was executed after he confessed that he had been recruited by the Israeli authorities on December 17, 2002,” said a statement issued by the Aksa Martyrs Brigades, Fatah’s armed wing…

Last month a Palestinian man from the Gaza Strip, who allegedly passed on information to the Israeli security forces about Palestinian terrorist groups responsible for Kassam rocket attacks on Israel, was arrested by PA security forces loyal to Abbas…

The man, who has been accused of “collaboration” with the Shin Bet, has confessed and will be brought to trial soon on charges of “high treason,” the source said. If convicted, he will face the death penalty. — Jerusalem Post

Now, let’s see…this is the moderate faction to whom the US has just given $86 million.

Update [14 Feb 1642 PST]: The US Congress has frozen the funding, in view of the signing of the unity agreement between Fatah and Hamas. The money was to have been transferred in a few days. Damn, they were all going to get new SUV’s, too.

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