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July 20, 2004
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Yasser Arafat demoted a relative whose appointment as Palestinian security chief sparked riots in the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian Authority president had fired Abdel Razek Al-Majaideh as director of general security for the West Bank and Gaza Strip over the weekend and replaced him with Mousa Arafat, a relative, because Majaideh had called for political reform. But riots forced Yasser Arafat to rehire Majaideh and demote Mousa Arafat on Monday.

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