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New female security unit graduates in Gaza

Palestine police women attend their graduation ceremony in Gaza City on 22 January 2017 [Ashraf Amra/Apaimages]

Members of a female security unit in Gaza graduated on Tuesday in a celebration attended by senior security officials, media reports said.

The Director of Palestinian Security Services in Gaza General Tawfiq abu-N’eem, along many other senior security officials, attended the graduation.

Reports said that this is the 29th unit of women security staff in Gaza and these women immediately took up their responsibilities in the different security departments.

Security officials said that this came as part of the effort to involve women in the operations of the security services in Gaza.

Abu-N’eem said: “We are working hard to train enough numbers of women needed for the security operations and we still need more women to be recruited.”

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