Palestinian Authority To Begin Recruiting For Gaza Security Force

Palestinian Fatah members carry their weapons as they take part in a parade to mark the 65th anniversary of Nakba, at Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp near the port-city of Sidon, southern Lebanon May 15, 2013. Palestinians marked "Nakba" (Catastrophe) to commemorate the expulsion or fleeing of hundreds of thousands of their brethren from their homes in the war that led to the founding of Israel in 1948. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho (LEBANON - Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY) - RTXZN6R

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas reportedly authorized plans on Monday to begin recruitment for a new security force in the Gaza Strip, in accordance with the terms of a landmark reconciliation deal with rivals Hamas signed last week.

Under the deal signed last week in Cairo, Hamas is due to hand over Gaza’s border crossings by November 1 ahead of a full transfer of power by December 1.

An official involved in the talks who spoke to AFP on condition of anonymity said last week that 3,000 PA police officers would be re-deployed to Gaza. Read more at i24 NEWS.




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