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Palestinians say Clinton signed amnesty for Abbas
World Tribune ^ | 3/18/03

Posted on 04/18/2003 6:40:37 PM PDT by truthandlife

The Palestinian Authority has launched a campaign for the release of a Palestinian terrorist captured in Iraq.

PA Local Authorities Minister Saeb Erekat said the arrest of Abul Abbas, head of the Palestine Liberation Front, violates the 1995 accord with Israel that granted amnesty for all Palestinian insurgents. Erekat said the agreement was also signed by then-President Bill Clinton.

"The Palestinian-Israeli interim agreement signed on September 28, 1995 stated that members of the Palestine Liberation Organization must not be detained or tried for matters they committed before the Oslo peace accord of September 13, 1993," Erekat said. "This interim agreement was signed on the U.S. side by President Clinton and his secretary of state, Warren Christopher."

The PA said the U.S. capture of Mohammed Abul Abbas was illegal and that he had never been sought by American authorities, Middle East Newsline reported. Officials asserted that the State Department had determined in the late 1990s that it did not have grounds to seek Abul Abbas's extradition from the Gaza Strip. PA officials said Israel had not sought the extradition of Abul Abbas during his stay in the Gaza Strip in 1998. They cited a determination by Attorney General Elyakim Rubinstein that Abbas does not pose a threat to Israeli security.

The United States has denied that Abul Abbas was granted immunity from prosecution. U.S. officials did say that the State Department was examining options regarding the PLF leader. So far, they said, the State Department has contacted Italy, which issued a warrant for his arrest.

"We are currently looking at a variety of options to ensure he's brought to justice," State Department deputy spokesman Philip Reeker said. "The United States believes that all terrorists should be brought to justice for their crimes, so obviously, this will be a matter of discussion with the government of Italy."


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1 posted on 04/18/2003 6:40:37 PM PDT by truthandlife
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To: truthandlife
If Abbas got a pardon, I wonder how much Clinton charged him for it?
2 posted on 04/18/2003 6:43:09 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Rest in pieces Saddam!)
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To: truthandlife
I wonder how much the Clinton's got for this "pardon" ?
3 posted on 04/18/2003 6:43:26 PM PDT by RS
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To: truthandlife
An agreement signed by a President is not a treaty ratified by the Senate.
4 posted on 04/18/2003 6:43:41 PM PDT by exit82
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To: truthandlife
The PA said the U.S. capture of Mohammed Abul Abbas was illegal and that he had never been sought by American authorities

The United States has denied that Abul Abbas was granted immunity from prosecution.

Well, why don't we just ask Bubba himself?

5 posted on 04/18/2003 6:44:37 PM PDT by Texas Eagle
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To: Paleo Conservative
If Abbas got a pardon, I wonder how much Clinton charged him for it? 2 posted on 04/18/2003 6:43 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Rest in pieces Saddam!) [

It's exactly my thoughts $$$$$$$$$$!

6 posted on 04/18/2003 6:44:56 PM PDT by timestax (Posted by muggs)
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To: truthandlife
Was this a treaty? Did Clinton have authority from congress to sign it? Doubt it. I believe congress must ratify all treatys.
7 posted on 04/18/2003 6:45:20 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: timestax
Hmm Hillary have fun on reelection
8 posted on 04/18/2003 6:46:02 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: truthandlife
The Palestinians abrogated the Oslo Accords when they continued to carry out terrorist attacks against Israel, so they have nothing to say about Abu Abbas now.

GWB is not Bill Clinton. He does not provide amnesty to terrorists, he hunts them down like the miserable dogs that they are, and he will see to it that Abu Abbas rots in jail for the rest of his life.

9 posted on 04/18/2003 6:46:33 PM PDT by Batrachian
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To: truthandlife
And, the Pali's TRUSTED CLINTON? BAAAAAWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
10 posted on 04/18/2003 6:48:21 PM PDT by goodnesswins (We decide, then Report, IF we want you to know: CNN...the MOST TRUSTED in News, by CRIMINALS!)
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To: truthandlife
I'm starting to believe the rumor that Clinton also signed off on releasing Mohammed Atta, supposedly the Israelis had him locked up and he was let go because of this deal.
11 posted on 04/18/2003 6:48:48 PM PDT by John Lenin (I was the kid next door's imaginary friend)
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To: truthandlife

Our troops have already uncovered terrorist training camps in Iraq that were (a) associated with Abbas' Palestine Liberation Front, and (b) recently used.

All we need is one document or one witness linking him to those places, and he is toast. Nothing signed in 1995 covers activities since.


12 posted on 04/18/2003 6:51:14 PM PDT by Nick Danger (We have imprisoned them in their tanks -- Baghdad Bob)
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To: truthandlife
Well, well, Palestinians. Don't you know Clinton is a liar?
13 posted on 04/18/2003 6:52:51 PM PDT by doug from upland ((to Bill)"You are not fit to be commander in chief" -- father of Sgt. Shughart who died in Somalia)
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To: John Lenin
That was a different Atta. Snopes link
14 posted on 04/18/2003 6:53:34 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Paranoia is when you realize that tin foil hats just focus the mind control beams.)
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To: RS
His wife got a kiss in public. Does that count?
15 posted on 04/18/2003 6:54:36 PM PDT by Bernard
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To: truthandlife
I say we return Abbas to them.

At terminal velocity.

Tied to a MOAB.

16 posted on 04/18/2003 6:55:08 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Horry County Chairman, Republicans for Sharpton)
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To: truthandlife
Unless I'm confused, the agreement was between Israel and the PA. I don't think we signed on to any amnesty for crimes committed in America or against Americans.
17 posted on 04/18/2003 6:55:14 PM PDT by Restorer (TANSTAAFL)
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To: truthandlife
Will give him amnesty right after he takes a bullet to the head.
18 posted on 04/18/2003 6:57:21 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity
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To: John Lenin
From what I've heard the USA signed as a witness not a participant.

The accord was between Israel and the PA. If the Israelis were holding him at the time the accords would have called for his release. If the USA was holding him it would not have.


I’m going to see what I can find on this.
19 posted on 04/18/2003 6:59:54 PM PDT by Kadric
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To: Nick Danger
I don't think Saddam was letting Abbas hang in Iraq out of the goodness of his heart...
20 posted on 04/18/2003 7:00:17 PM PDT by ambrose
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