EGYPT BEGINS ARMING PA
TEL AVIV [MENL] -- Egypt has launched a plan to rearm the Palestinian
Israeli security sources said Egypt has begun delivery of light weapons
ammunition and would follow this with other equipment required by PA
security forces. The sources said Egypt also intends to deliver AK-47
assault rifles, pistols, and rocket-propelled grenades and launchers.
"We have completed a study and we found that indeed the PA needs weapons,"
Haim Ramon, an Israeli Cabinet minister, said.
On Nov. 6, Egypt completed its first formal delivery of AK-47 ammunition to
the PA. The delivery, which a Palestinian source said also included light
weapons, took place from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula via the Rafah border
crossing and into the Gaza Strip.
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