posted on Feb, 25 2005 @ 08:37 AM
Yes, he is intersting. Arafat had always resisted Yousefs appointment.
Ex- general Nasser Yousef, born 1943, is a long-time confidant of Abbas.
He was responsible for a crackdown on Hamas militants in 1997 following a spate of suicide bombs in Israel.
Another interesting person is 44 years old Mohammed Dahlan, who had been head of Preventive Security Service in the Gaza Strip.
He also has been at the Camp David talks in yaer 2000.
Dahlan speaks fluent Hebrew and holds frequent meetings with Israel, mostly with the security officials.
[edit on 25-2-2005 by Riwka]