Palestinian prisoners enter Gaza 311.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Authority President Mahmoud Abbas recently appointed as an advisor one
of the security prisoners released in exchange for Gilad Schalit this
past October. Darma's new position in the Palestinian Authority will be as advisor to the PA president on municipal affairs.
Muhammad Darma, who was the commander of the Palestinian
Authority Presidential Guard security unit Force 17 under Yasser Arafat,
was imprisoned in Israel for six years for involvement in a terror
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The appointed was made by presidential decree, which also included a
promotion to the rank of general in light of his time spent in Israeli
Darma was arrested in 2006 near Ramallah for his involvement planning in
terrorist attacks that killed Israelis. During Operation Defensive
Shield at the height of the Second Intifada in 2002, he was believed to
have personally fired an RPG at an IDF tank.
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