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Palestinian Police Held In Attack Plot

Compiled From Wire Services

Yasser Arafat’s security forces said they arrested at least four of their colleagues Sunday in connection with Israeli claims that Palestinian security officials were planning attacks on Israel.

Palestinian officials have denied the allegations of a police plot to attack Israelis, but Arafat set up a commission headed by Brig. Gen. Saadi el-Naji to investigate them. El-Naji said police arrested Col. Jihad Musaimi, his assistant Col. Nafez Musmar, and at least two others.

Israel says it has proof that Musaimi, acting on orders from Gaza police chief Brig. Gen. Ghazi Jabali, sent squads under his command to carry out unspecified attacks against Israelis.

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