Palestinian Minister Demands Trial of 60 Israeli ‘Criminals’
Palestinian Information Minister Yasser Abed Rabbo called on Israel Monday to hand over to the Palestinian Authority 60 Israeli "criminals" who would be tried by an international tribunal.
"Three weeks ago, the Palestinian Authority gave Israel a list of 60 Israelis accused of having committed crimes against innocent Palestinians," the Palestinian news agency, WAFA, quoted Abed Rabbo as saying.
He said "these criminals belong to the 'Death Brigades' and the 'Committee for Road Safety'" -- a group set up by hardline settlers, officially illegal but tolerated by the authorities -- "who operate under the leadership of Shin Bet."
Abed Rabbo said "the members of these groups, who have committed murders and terrorist acts, are liable to be tried by an international tribunal for war crimes."
On July, 25 Israel rejected a list of 50 Jewish "terrorists" drawn up by the Palestinians, with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's spokesman Raanan Gissin calling it a "gimmick" aimed at diverting attention from the Palestinian Authority's "refusal to act against Palestinian terrorists."
Abed Rabbo’s call came on the same day Israel published a list of its seven “most wanted terrorists.”
The Palestinian minister said the list was solid evidence that Sharon’s government had gone too far in its "anti-terrorist" policies, WAFA quoted him as saying – Albawaba.com
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