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Abbas Ejects Arafat Old Guard in Security Shake-Up

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas named three new heads for the security forces and forced hundreds of their men into retirement on Saturday, pushing aside top commanders in Yasser Arafat’s old guard. The shake-up brings Abbas closer to meeting Israeli and U.S. demands for reform of corruption-plagued security forces, also criticized by ordinary Palestinians for failing to maintain law and order. Full Story

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