Armed men destroy Palestinian police station in Gaza Strip
Masked gunmen set fire and destroyed a Palestinian police station south of Gaza City on Saturday, in a protest against Yasser Arafat's lack of reform of the security services.
Witnesses and local security officials said the armed men stormed the police station in the town of Zwaida, about seven kilometers south of Gaza City, smashed furniture, then set the building alight.
Earlier Saturday, in Khan Yunis, in the southern of the Strip, about 20 activists of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades took over the building of the local administration.
Witnesses said they demanded the Palestinian president fire a nephew recently appointed as security chief.
A spokesman for the group, Abu Moussa said, "We ask Arafat to fire this man, Moussa Arafat, and all the symbols of corruption in the state." (albawaba.com)
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