The list of wanted men that Israel submitted to the Palestinian security forces quickly found its way into the hands of the wanted men themselves. Instead of supervising the wanted men and disarming them-which was why the list was turned overto the Palestinians in the first place-they preferred to distribute it, thereby warning the wanted men about Israel.

The list submitted to the Palestinian Authority cited 495 names of wanted men, their ID card numbers and their city of residence. Israeli security officials said this weekend that the Palestinians had behaved very inappropriately and unacceptably.

According to the agreement that was reached with Israel-say Palestinian officials-the wanted men who live within the city limits of a town that is placed under Palestinian security responsibility will receive amnesty. Israel will not hunt them, but the Palestinian Authority will be responsible for supervising them and for disarming them.