Report: PA forces confiscate Hamas arms cache in Ramallah

October 22, 2010 11:50


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Palestinian Authority security forces in the past month confiscated a large Hamas arms cache hidden in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Palestinian daily al-Quds al-Arabi reported Friday morning.

PA security forces spokesman Adnan Damiri confirmed to the paper that the confiscated weapons belonged to Hamas and that further details would be released after a thorough investigation was completed. The PA official, however, alleged that the weapons cache was to be used by terrorists seeking to target senior PA officials and or sabotage PA security enforcement in the West Bank.  "The goal of the arms [cache] was to target senior Authority officials or the policy obligations of the Authority," said Damiri.

"Among other things, security forces  confiscated mortar shells, rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons," Damiri elaborated. "Hamas weapons-dealing and money laundering are the most dangerous issues facing the Palestinian Authority." Damiri added that the weapons warehouse was found in a residential area of Ramallah.

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