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Abbas: Palestinian Forces Have Prevented Some Attacks on Israelis

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday that the current wave of violence against Israelis would be a lot worse if Palestinian soldiers had not intervened. "Our security forces go into the schools to search pupils' bags and see if they have knives. You don't know this," Abbas told Israel's Channel 2 television. He said in one school, soldiers found 70 Palestinian boys and girls carrying knives. "We took the knives and spoke to them and said,...

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