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Cablegate: Jenin: Pasf Concentrates On Tubas Area; Multiple

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DE RUEHJM #0852 1401413
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 191413Z MAY 08
FM AMCONSUL JERUSALEM
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 1568
INFO RUEHXK/ARAB ISRAELI COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEKJCS/JCS WASHDC PRIORITY
RHEHNSC/WHITE HOUSE NSC PRIORITY

UNCLAS JERUSALEM 000852

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

NEA FOR FRONT OFFICE, NSC FOR ABRAMS/SINGH/PASCUAL

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KWBG IS PGOV PTER
SUBJECT: JENIN: PASF CONCENTRATES ON TUBAS AREA; MULTIPLE
IDF INCURSIONS

REF: A. JERUSALEM 827
B. JERUSALEM 817

1. (SBU) National Security Forces (NSF) commanders report
detaining 31 criminal suspects and seizing 21
stolen/unregistered vehicles in Tubas and nearby villages May
17-19. Security contacts report that PIJ spokesman Abd
al-Fatah Khzaymiah turned himself over to the PA General
Intelligence (Mukhabarat) May 18 after he learned the IDF had
been searching for him during a May 17 incursion. Of seven
PIJ militants/affiliates taken into PA custody during the
Jenin operation, all remain in custody or at a hospital under
police guard.


Multiple Israeli Incursions
in Jenin and Qabatiya
---------------------------

2. (SBU) Jenin security contacts and local press report four
IDF incursions into Jenin May 17-19. Early May 19, the IDF
entered Jenin Refugee Camp, arrested PIJ militant Ammar Abu
Ghalyun and detained a local imam for questioning. Security
contacts report that the IDF entered Jenin and the Refugee
camp twice May 17-18, and entered Qabatiya on May 17, taking
control of and damaging two houses before leaving without
making arrests.
WALLES

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