Army Chief: Israel will Start Taking ‘Initiative’ in Clashes
The Israeli army will from now on take the "initiative" in clashes with the Palestinians with the Tanzim armed militia a prime target, Army Chief of Staff Shaul Mofaz said Sunday.
"The army will no longer just have a policy of response, but will put into effect a policy of initiative, with its objective being Tanzim," Mofaz told a meeting of Israel's joint chiefs in Tel Aviv.
Mofaz's remarks were broadcast on Israeli public television, which did not give any further details.
Israel accuses the Tanzim, a militia affiliated with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's Fatah faction, of helping instigate a month of violence – JERUSALEM (AFP)
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