“Israel has allowed the PA to acquire communications equipment and body armour but not guns, ammunition or armoured vehicles. It no doubt worries that there are not enough �discipline things going on� to keep them from falling into the wrong hands: a fair worry. But it also undermines Israel’s frequent claim that the PA forces should be able to do more against the militants because they far outnumber them. According to SAI, the PA forces have only a quarter as many guns as people on the payroll. And, says one security source, the PA has only a third of the weapons in the Gaza strip.” – The Economist Newspaper this week.