Israel may grant amnesty to another 206 wanted Fatah members
Israel, Palestinian security official discuss plan to add names of 206 more al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades members to list of operatives set to receive amnesty from Israel
Israeli and Palestinian security officials met Monday to discuss expanding the list of 178 wanted Fatah members set to receive amnesty from Israel.
The officials discussed the possibility of adding 206 members of the organization's armed wing – the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades - to the list. However, the list presented by the Palestinians to Israel includes the names of 28 operatives to whom Israel refuses to grant amnesty.
Ynet has learned that Israel may agree to allow these members to move to other cities in the West Bank, or move abroad for several years, an option the Palestinians have so far rejected.
If the Palestinians succeed in resolving the issue of al-Aqsa's wanted members, this could contribute to Prime Minister Salam Fayyad's plan to enforce law and order in the West Bank.
In exchange for the amnesty, the Palestinians have committed tat those members who were pardoned would cease their involvement in terrorist activities and refrain from bearing arms.
Palestinian sources assessed that the list of 250 prisoners to be published Tuesday will include deputy secretary general of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestinian, Abd al-Rahim Maluh. Maluh served as deputy to Ahmad Saadat, who is also jailed in Israel after his arrest by the IDF in Jericho last year together with the terrorists behind the murder of former Tourism Minister Rehavam Zeevi.
Fatah Legislative Committee member Jamal Hawal and Husam Khader will also be on the list, according to Palestinian sources.