PA's intel chief to form armed force in Southern Gaza - Israeli media

Majed Faraj
The Chief of the Palestinian Authority’s, General Intelligence Service, Majed Faraj.(Photo: Twitter/X)
TEL AVIV — Israeli Channel 14 reported that the Chief of the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) General Intelligence Service (GIS), Majed Faraj has initiated the establishment of an armed force in southern Gaza, adding that the force consists of families not aligned with Hamas to distribute aid from the south to the north of the Strip.اضافة اعلان

Prior to this, the Israeli news channel, KAN, reported that the head of the National Security Council, Tzachi Hanegbi recently met with Faraj with the approval of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Al-Ghad reported.

KAN indicated that Israeli Minister of Defense Yoav Galant proposed having the Faraj temporarily manage Gaza after the war ends. The channel also stated that Israel is considering using Faraj to build an alternative to Hamas on the day following the war.

However, the channel noted that the preferred option was not to rely on the PA in the war.

Notably, Faraj's name was suggested as a possible alternative to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. According to Israeli press reports, Faraj is the most powerful and senior security figure in the PA. He is considered close to Abbas and has excellent relations with senior Israeli security officials.

Reportedly, Faraj coordinates on behalf of the authority with both the Shin Bet and the CIA, as well as Arab and Western intelligence agencies.

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