Israel: September 9, 2002


: 10.0pt"> Israel believes it has arrested or killed every "known to them" member of the Hamas military organization in the west bank (70 men). There are still many Hamas members who only do political or social work, although often Hamas members do military and non-military work. The Israelis feel that rumors of Hamas wanting to halt suicide attacks against Israeli civilians comes from some members of Hamas who feel the Israelis will next attempt to wipe out the entire West Bank organization (arresting and jailing the non-military Hamas members.) 

Israel has agreed to allow the US to stockpile military equipment in Israel, for use in military operations in the region (most likely the Persian Gulf.)


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