Arafat approves the employment of terrorists in his security forces
(Communicated by Israel security sources)
From documents captured during Operation Defensive Shield it emerges that Chairman Arafat knew and approved the employment of members of the military Tanzim Fatah wing who were involved in terrorist activities as full-time staff members in various positions in the different security organizations.
The documents were sent to Arafat for his approval by senior members of the security forces – Tawfik Tirawi, head of the General Information Service, Marwan Barghouti, head of Fatah in the West Bank, and members of other forces.
Among the list of candidates for work in these forces who were approved by Arafat are a number of members of the Tanzim Fatah military wing who took part in terrorist attacks in which Israeli citizens were killed.
Among these terrorists are:
With the start of the Al Aqsa Intifada, he became involved in supplying weapons to Fatah activists. Until recently he served as the main manufacturer of explosive devices and car bombs and the supplier of raw materials for manufacturing explosive devices for various entities involved in terrorism in the Samaria region.
Iyad was personally involved in the terrorist attack on January 30, 2002, in which a suicide bomber blew himself up in a car belonging to the security forces, injuring two people. Iyad prepared the explosive device used in the attack, attached it to the body of the suicide bomber, armed the device and helped transport the perpetrator to the place where the attack was carried out.