PA chief fired after blaming Fatah for Jenin chaos (JERUSALEM POST) By KHALED ABU TOAMEH 05/11/12)
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The Palestinian Authority commander in Jenin, Radi Asideh, who
earlier this week said that PA security officers and Fatah “outlaws”
were responsible for the state of lawlessness in his city, has been
dismissed from his job.
Asideh’s accusations came in response to the death of Jenin governor
Kadoura Musa, who suffered a fatal heart attack last week shortly
after unidentified gunmen opened fire at his home.
On the instructions of PA President Mahmoud Abbas, security forces
launched a massive crackdown in Jenin and surrounding villages,
detaining scores of Fatah militiamen and security officers suspected
of involvement in criminal activities, including murder, extortion,
kidnapping, armed robbery and rape.
Asideh’s remarks angered the PA leadership, a Palestinian security
source told The Jerusalem Post.
On Thursday, Asideh was informed of the decision to remove him from
his job and appoint him commander of the Kalkilya area, the source
Asideh was replaced by Muhammad al-A’raj, who assumed his new job
Thursday. (© 1995-2011, The Jerusalem Post 05/11/12)
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