Amnesty for wanted terrorists?

Wednesday, February 02, 2005 | 
For years, Israel has relentlessly pursued wanted Palestinian terrorists, but now it's ready for an amnesty. As part of an emerging cease-fire, Israeli and Palestinian officials will set up a panel to discuss which fugitives will no longer be hunted by Israeli security forces. The Defense Ministry says Israel won't go after terrorists who hand in their weapons and sign a written agreement pledging to halt attacks. But fugitives who violate the pledge will again be targeted. "There is an opportunity here that must be exploited,” Defense Ministry official Amos Gilad told Army Radio. “All quiet is built on understandings."

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