Rare action by Palestinian police

Friday, October 07, 2005 | 
In the first sign that Mahmoud Abbas is trying to restore law and order, about 200 Palestinian police raided the village of Yatta near Hebron and arrested 30 suspected criminals. Abbas is under pressure from his parliament and ordinary Palestinians to end lawlessness in the streets. "This campaign was ordered by political leaders to enforce law and order and to bring justice to normal Palestinians and make the Palestinian people feel safe," said Hebron-area police chief Ahmed Rabai. "This campaign will continue not only in Yatta, but also in other villages and in the city of Hebron itself."

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