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

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The 1,800-man Presidential Guard, formed out of Arafat's 3,000-strong personal bodyguard and intelligence unit known as Force 17, his most loyal security, retains its elite status under a new commander, Maj.
He also served as a body guard for Lebanon's senior Shia cleric, Mohamad Hussein Fadlallah as well as PLO leaders Yassir Arafat, Abu Jihad and Abu Iyad, as part of his Fatah's Force 17 duties.
THE UNITED STATES 16 Recommendations of AHA Task Force 17 7.
On May 23, 2007, Lieutenant General Keith Dayton, the Bush administration's Security Coordinator for Palestine, testified before a House subcommittee on the supposed need to fund President Abbas' "security forces," a euphemism for the collection of terrorist thugs from the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, Islamic Jihad, Force 17, and various other PLO/Fatah militias.
Throughout the 1990s, the Iraqi Intelligence Service (IIS) cooperated with Hamas; the Palestine Liberation Front, which maintained a Baghdad office; Force 17, Yasser Arafat's private army; and others.
RETIRED policeman Malcolm Smith is still turning his hand to detective work even though he left the force 17 years ago.
Numeric growth in population and labor force, 1996-2006 and projected 2006-16 (Millions of people) 1996-2006 Projected 2006-16 Civilian noninstitutional population, 16 years and older 28 22 Labor force 17 13 Between 2006 and 2016, both the population and the labor force are expected to increase less than they did during the previous decade.
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 trial took place with Royal Air Force 17 Squadron, the Eurofighter Typhoon Operational Evaluation Unit, based at RAF Coningsby.
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.
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.