Palestinian P.M. Abu Mazen Rushes To Save Stalled Aqaba Accord!
7 June 2003
Two days after two Jerusalem couple murdered by terrorists, Jerusalem is again placed on highest alert. Saturday afternoon, Israeli police closed Ramallah-Jerusalem road to vehicles at Kalandia roadblock following fresh Palestinian suicide bomb threat.
Security sources: Specific terror warnings rise to 60 nationwide with no let-up since Aqaba summit. IDF conduct terror-prevention on ground faced with total Palestinian Authority inaction
Abu Mazen goes to Gaza Saturday to save stalled Aqaba accord. Fatah and Jihad Islami join Hamas in denouncing his statement at Aqaba summit as sell-out of Palestinian fundamental principles. Al Aqsa Brigades warns detention attempts will ignite civil war. All three determine to continue armed violence against Israel.
State department spokesman denies Aqaba momentum stalled, does not confirm or deny that Dahlan offered $6,000 to buy illegal Palestinian weapons and $6,000 as signup bonus to al Aqsa Brigades terrorists. Money said put up by US and EU.
On June 2 DEBKAfile exclusive revealed Dahlan drive to buy Arafats terrorists for his counter-terror force with American cash. Article appears on this page.
Israeli security sources: No chance of Dahlans buy-a-terrorist plan working any better than in the 1990s when Arafats terrorists were paid to forsake violence and carried on as before
In Gaza Strip Friday, thousands of armed, masked Hamas followers marched Friday against Middle East road map and demanded continuation of anti-Israel violence.
Police find clues at scene of crime leading to terrorists who murdered David Shembik and Moran Menahem. Their bodies discovered Thursday in wood behind Jerusalems Hadassah-Ein Karem hospital. Both bore severe stab wounds.
DEBKAfiles exclusive sources reveal Abu Mazen-Dahlen promise to Americans and Israelis in Aqaba to make south Jerusalem and Bethlehem first off-limits zone to Palestinian terror. Slayings in South Jerusalem seen as Palestinian terrorists provocation to prove worthlessness of Aqaba summit and Abu Mazens promises.