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
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
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