Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hamas arms cache found - in Ramallah

Palestine Press Agency reports that PA security forces uncovered a cache of weapons in Ramallah that belonged to Hamas.

The weapons included automatic weapons and RPGs.

It appears that the weapons were meant for targeting the Palestinian Authority, not Israel. It is especially significant that they were being stored in Ramallah itself, which is about the most pro-Fatah spot in the territories.

The discovery angered the PA leadership, which has been trying in fits and starts to negotiate a unification agreement with Hamas. A meeting between the parties that was meant to be in Damascus this week was canceled, but the PA denied that it had anything to do with Hamas. Instead, they claimed that they had a dispute with Syria and they wanted to move the venue.