Palestinian Authority clamps down on militants, but Israel turns a blind eye
Amos Harel and Avi Issacharoff return with their newly relaunched blog to explore the Mideast conflict, primarily from a security-diplomatic perspective; in his latest post, Issacharoff discusses why it is easier for Israel to claim there is 'no partner' even as the PA takes significant steps against insurgents.
There's hardly an Israeli or a Palestinian who doesn't know the name Zakaria Zubeidi. For Palestinians, especially within Jenin's refugee camp, Zubeidi, 36, was a symbol of persistent, even heroic struggle against the occupation. He was considered the head of Jenin's al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, and more than once escaped attempts by the Israel Defense Forces and the Shin Bet geared at capturing or harming him....
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