Ma'an News Agency
December 2, 2011 - 1:00am

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- The Interior Ministry in Gaza has fired 120 employees suspected of abusing their positions, a ministry spokesman said.

Islam Shahwan told the Hamas-affiliated news site al-Risala that the employees were fired after several warnings for multiple offenses. The dismissed staff had been given many chances to correct their behavior and so all decisions were final, he added.

Shahwan said the ministry had formed a committee of security officers to investigate allegations before finalizing the dismissals. No senior staff were among those sacked, he said.

He noted that the dismissals were in line with the government's promise to fight corruption.

The fired employees were accused of leaking confidential information about professional activities and the resistance, among other offenses, he said.


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