Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The Enemy Of My Enemy... No, Wait... The Enemy Of My Friend... No, That Isn't Right...

JERUSALEM - Israel will let Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas deploy hundreds of his security forces in the West Bank city of Jenin after they complete U.S.-funded training in Jordan, Israeli officials said on Tuesday.

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak will inform Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad of the decision when they meet on Wednesday, the officials said about a move that could blunt U.S. frustration with Israel and boost slow-moving peace talks.

Israeli officials said the planned deployment in Jenin, in the northern West Bank, could include up to 500 to 600 men. Palestinian forces took up positions in the larger West Bank city of Nablus in November as part of a law-and-order campaign.

http://www.khaleejtimes.com - Israel to allow Palestinian forces into WBank

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