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Palestinian Authority Official: PA Security Forces Responsible for Majority of Second Intifada Attacks (VIDEO)

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Israel Defense Force soldiers patrol Nablus during the Second Intifada. Photo: Wikipedia.

The Palestinian Authority’s ambassador to Libya said the majority of attacks carried out during the Second Intifada were done so by members of the Palestinian Security Forces, The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) reported on Monday.

MEMRI published a recording of Mutawakkil Tahah on Al-Jazeera saying, “When the 2000-2001 Intifada broke out, it turned out that 70% of the martyrs, and of the people who carried out attacks against the occupation, were members of the Palestinian security forces,” adding, “even when [Israel] establishes [our] security forces, these security forces remain patriotic and continue to fight the occupation.”

The Second Intifada was launched in 2000 and lasted nearly five years. Roughly 3,000 Palestinian Arabs and 1,000 Israelis died during the conflict.

The video, captured by MEMRI, can be viewed below:

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