Report: PA Receives US Arms Shipment to ‘Regain Control’ over West Bank

Senior PA official Hussein Al-Sheikh. (Photo: via Al-Sheikh official website)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

The Palestinian Authority (PA) received a shipment of US weapons and armored vehicles on Monday, to “regain control” over the occupied West Bank, Palestinian newspaper Al-Quds reported.

According to Al-Quds, the “armored vehicles were obtained through Jordan’s mediation, with the approval of the right-wing Israeli government”.

Al-Quds quoted Palestinian sources as saying that the secretary general of the PLO Executive Committee, Hussein al-Sheikh, held meetings “with the American side more than once”.

During these meetings, al-Sheikh, who is considered a possible successor to 87-year-old PA President Mahmoud Abbas, reportedly reassured the United States that the PA is able to confront the resistance groups in Jenin, Nablus, Tulkarm, and in other areas of the occupied West Bank.

The West Bank recently witnessed armed clashes between Palestinian protesters and PA forces. On August 30, a young Palestinian man was killed in the Tulkarm refugee camp.

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(The Palestine Chronicle)

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