Michael # 23 The Hamas Executive Forces - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Jeff Northridge
    • 09.09.09 | 16:46 (IDT)

    Howdy Michael; Hamas' "Executive Force" is a gendarmerie (similar to the Guarda Civil in Spain, the Carabiniere in Italy, and the Israeli Border Police) and as such is a military police force and not a civil police force. Gendarmeries are equipped with military hardware and have a military structure. They can serve (and have so served) as light infantry in armed conflicts.

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    First published 06:21 09.09.09 | Last updated 13:15 09.09.09
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