Force 17

Force 17 is the security apparatus entrusted in the protection of Yasser Arafat and preserves the stability and order within the Palestinian Authority. The organization is comprised of 3,500 operatives and is headed by Faisel Abu-Sharch, permanently positioned in Gaza. The organization is equipped with light weapons and BRDM-2 armored vehicles and conduct patrolling activities on the streets of Palestinian cities and along the line with Israel.

Source: Israeli Foreign Ministry