posted on Dec, 29 2006 @ 09:28 PM
As strange as it may sound, the reasoning behind it is not a surprise.
As you may be aware, there has been somewhat of a Civil War in Palestine, with members of Fatah in skirmishes with Hamas, in which 17 people have been
killed this month alone.
The weapons shipment, from Egypt, has only been confirmed by the Israeli government, was delivered to Mr. Abbas' Fatah group. The Israeli government
are quoted as seeing it as a means of arming the "forces of peace" against the "forces of darkness".
My knowledge of politics as a whole is rusty, but as far as I was aware, arming militia to progress your own position wasn't really appreciated by
the majority. Once again, not a surprise that Israel couldn't care.