Abbas tries to restore law and order

Sunday, May 01, 2005 | 
The Palestinian Authority is launching a new "law and order" campaign, sending more police onto to the streets in an attempt to curb lawlessness in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip. The campaign falls short of Israeli and US demands to disarm terrorists; Palestinian officials say police will not confiscate the weapons of militants because they are abiding by the cease-fire with Israel. Many Palestinians see the campaign as an important step because they’re fed up with the armed gangs that rule the streets.

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