Presidential Guard – PA

The Presidential Guard operates outside of the Palestinian Authority's National Security Forces (NSF) and reports directly to the president. It is an elite force with a mandate that includes personal protection to the president, counter-insurgency, and rapid intervention tasks. The Presidential Guard has nominally assumed control of the Rafah crossing with Egypt as stipulated in the national reconciliation talks sponsored by Egypt. It is currently led by Major General Munir al-Zoabi.

After its takeover of Gaza in 2007, Hamas established the Security and Protection Unit, which took over the security infrastructure of the Presidential Guard.