Report; “Israeli-Palestinian Team Prepares For Coordinated Activities”

September 20, 2011 12:11 PM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, West Bank 0
20 Sep
12:11 PM

Israeli sources reported that a Palestinian-Israeli team was formed to coordinate the activities of the Israeli Army and the Palestinian Security Forces in the event of clashes following the declaration of the Palestinian State at the UN.The activities aim at training the Palestinian Security Forces in the Palestinian controlled areas in order to prevent Palestinian protesters from marching towards Israeli settlements.

The Israeli army, on its side, raised the alert level to the maximum, and increased the number of Brigades operating in the occupied territories to three.

The army also prepared a plan to have 14 Brigades ready in less than 24 hours, should its forces require more soldiers to be deployed in order to counter Palestinian protests, Israeli Yedioth Aharonoth, reported.

It added that reserve units are currently ready to be deployed in a number of Israeli settlements that are close to Palestinian cities and towns, and that these units were trained to conduct their activities without the use of live ammunition, according to the report.

Also, the Central Command of the Israeli Army deployed several aerial surveillance systems; including spy balloons, and drones, in addition to increasing the deployment of the army forces in the West Bank.

A special team, run by the Israeli Army and the Palestinian Security Forces in the West Bank, was also formed to coordinate activities in case of clashes, the Akka news website reported.

It is worth mentioning that armed Israeli settlers in the occupied territories have their own plans, and voiced threats to attack Palestinian areas following the UN-vote.

The settlers are planning for what they dubbed as “Sovereignty Marches” in the Palestinian territories, starting on Tuesday afternoon.

Fanatic settlers’ leader, Itamar Ben-Gvir stated that “the settlers will be taking off to the streets to show the Palestinians who really owns this land”, and that the settlers “will not wait while the Palestinians get close to the borders of the settlements”.

He also stated that the settles will be marching towards Palestinian towns and villages.

A security officer at a settlement in the West Bank stated that the settlers are prepared to use live rounds against Palestinian protesters, adding that the settlers believe that the Israeli Army is too naive to believe that the Palestinian Security forces will be able to prevent massive Palestinians marches towards the settlements.

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Saed Bannoura

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