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July 2, 2012 7:20 am

PA Arrests 200 People in West Bank Weapons Crackdown

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ABC News/AP – The Palestinian self-rule government has detained some 200 people, including security officers, in recent weeks in the biggest crackdown on illegal weapons in the West Bank in five years, a spokesman said Monday.

Officials say the campaign is unusual because it targets include alleged vigilante gunmen linked to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement. Previously, security forces went mainly after armed supporters of rival groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

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