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Qorei trumpets readiness of security forces in wake of scathing criticisms

Palestinian security forces are prepared to take over Gaza Strip areas Israel is planning to evacuate next month, Prime Minister Ahmad Qorei said, rejecting the findings of an independent group that concluded the forces are bloated, poorly armed and corrupt. Israel and the United States fear chaos will erupt after a mid-August Israeli withdrawal from 21 Gaza Strip settlements and four West Bank enclaves. The Palestinian Authority is working to train security forces to ensure militants don’t fire on withdrawing settlers or loot the properties left behind. Full Story

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