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September 25, 2002

Shots Fired At Home Of Ex-PA Minister Who Challenged Arafat

Now we know what the PA savages mean by "reform."
(Jerusalem Post) Tension was running high in Ramallah last night after masked gunmen opened fire at the home of Nabil Amr, a former Palestinian Authority cabinet member who has openly challenged PA Chairman Yasser Arafat and called for wide-scale reforms in the PA.

No one was hurt in the attack.

The shooting incident was strongly condemned by many PA officials in the city, and Arafat reportedly phoned Amr, who is also a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, to condemn the incident.

Palestinian sources in Ramallah told The Jerusalem Post they believed the attack was carried out by Fatah gunmen as a warning to some senior PA officials who are suspected of trying to undermine Arafat's rule.

The attack came hours after the armed wing of Fatah, the Aksa Martyrs Brigades, issued a statement threatening to kill any PA official who holds contacts with Israel over the establishment of a new leadership.

"At a time when our people are supporting Arafat, here comes a group of Palestinian collaborators who are trying to impose an alternative leadership with Israeli and American backing," said the statement.

The statement named Amr as one of the "traitors" trying to create a new leadership. It warned that the gunmen of the brigades would "deal" with him and his like if they insist on pursuing their plan.