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The Palestinians' security paradox
Palestinian security force prepares to clamp down on armed gangs.
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2009 10:09 GMT



 Planning for Peace

 

 Profile: Hamas
 Video: Palestinian security reform
 Video: The settlements issue
 Video: Israeli plan angers refugees
  Analysis: Jerusalem's myriad divisions
  Analysis: Limiting a Palestinian state
  Analysis: Israel committing memorycide
 Timeline: 1967 Arab-Israeli war
  Interview: Palestinians in Europe
  Palestinians: No homeland in Jordan
 Palestinian refugees key to Peace
 Livni rejects right of return

Barack Obama, the US president, is attempting to seal an Arab-Israeli peace deal that has eluded the region for more than six decades.

Ahead of an initiative expected to be announced in September, Al Jazeera is examining the prospects for peace in a week-long series from Israel, the West Bank, Gaza and Jordan.

One of the issues in the quest is the use of security forces in the Palestinian territories and the guidelines that they operate under.

In the final part of the Planning for Peace series, Al Jazeera's Nour Odeh reports on whether Palestinian security forces can provide security in the West Bank under the "road map to peace" and protect Israel from armed groups.

Al Jazeera's Sami Zeidan questioned Mouin Rabbani, a senior fellow at the Institute of Palestinian Studies and contributing editor to Middle East Report, a quarterly journal, on the conflicting commitments of Palestinian security.

Watch and listen to his opinion here.

Source:
Al Jazeera
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