Force 17


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formed in 1972 as a personal security force for Arafat and other PLO leaders

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It was not immediately clear if and when members of Fatah's Force 17, the presidential guard, would return to the border, but the EU welcomed the decision and said there were consultations on the return of its monitors.
WND has learned the dignitaries were protected by a delegation of over 250 members of Force 17, Abbas' presidential guard unit.
Billions of dollars donated for humanitarian relief end up in the personal bank accounts of top PLO leadership or go to fund the terror activities of the PLO-directed Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, the Popular Resistance Committees, Force 17, and other terrorist groups.
RETIRED policeman Malcolm Smith is still turning his hand to detective work even though he left the force 17 years ago.
A POLICE inspector who started her career with the Greater Manchester force 17 years ago is to head Stratford's three safer neighbourhood teams.
S, carrier force composed of Task Force 17, commanded by Rear Adm.
The 45-year-old father of three, who has been in the force 17 years, last night spoke of the stresses of running Wrexham's busy cells.
There were also problems handling the Huskies' press, which helped force 17 turnovers and resulted in 20 points, and too many lapses in focus.
The Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades was designated an FTO on March 27, 2002; Fatah, Force 17, and the Tanzim have not been designated as FTO's.
In one exchange, Fuad Obeidy, the deputy commander of the Palestinian security service Force 17 in Ramallah, was killed by Israeli tank fire.
The Army said it had hit the headquarters of Force 17.
In the strike at the Rafah refugee camp in southern Gaza, three buildings belonging to military intelligence and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's personal guard, Force 17, were badly damaged, Palestinian security officials said.
In last night's strike at the Rafah refugee camp in southern Gaza, three buildings belonging to military intelligence and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's personal guard, Force 17, were badly damaged.