According to a Jerusalem Post report, Israel may allow the P.A. to establish a counter-terrorism unit, to act against Hamas terrorism. The French have volunteered to train the unit. The French do have some experience with terrorism, given their experience with Algerian terrorism, even after the end of the war. However, the French system’s strong point, according to scholars such as Martha Crenshaw is with their intelligence gathering capabilities; not with their response units. With all due respect to the French, let’s hope that the hypothetical Palestinian team will be able to respond to the threat posed to the P.A. by Hamas (though many, if not most, counter-terrorism experts believe that the threat posed by Hamas and similar minded organizations, cannot be countered solely by arms, and would be best countered by countering the mindset and ideology), but will not turn their weapons upon Israel. This may be an opportunity to build trust.