facebook
twitter
search
search

Fatah militants to join PA security

Jan. 17, 2005 at 9:40 AM

GAZA, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Monday ordered members of the al-Aqsa Brigades, Fatah's armed wing, to join the security forces.

High-ranking security sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, told UPI Abbas met with the chiefs of different security agencies recently in Ramallah.

"The decision was made, was approved by President Abbas and will be implemented soon," said the source.

The al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, founded when the Palestinian intifada erupted in late September 2000, has carried out dozens of suicide bombings and other attacks against Israel.

The Israeli army had killed dozens of the group's militants in the West Bank and Gaza, and detained its top leaders, including Marwan Barghouti.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
'Serial stowaway' arrested again at Chicago's O'Hare, Midway airports
Maine man dead after shooting firework off head, police say
Burt's Bees co-founder Burt Shavitz dies at 80
Dalai Lama celebrating 80th birthday at Southern California summit
Hillary Clinton comments on Humans of New York photo of distraught gay youth