Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)
October 22, 2008 - 8:00pm

Israel has approved deploying several hundred additional Palestinian policemen in the West Bank town of Hebron as part of an operation to restore order, Israeli public radio reported Thursday. The deployment, the date for which has yet to be set, was agreed at a meeting Wednesday between officials of the Israeli military and the Palestinian Authority's security service. The Israeli military confirmed in a statement that the two sides "agreed to coordinate their actions to put the plan into effect, and to continue their dialogue." Requested by the Palestinian Authority of President Mahmud Abbas, the plan is an "important operation against troublemakers and those that violate the law in the Hebron region", according to the Israeli statement. An Israeli military spokesman could not confirm or deny the radio report on the deployment of additional Palestinian police


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