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Palestinian policemen at Jaffa neighborhood Photo: Dudu Azoulay
Palestinian policemen at Jaffa neighborhood Photo: Dudu Azoulay

Palestinian police tour Jaffa neighborhood

Dozens of Palestinian Authority officers visit Tel Aviv district to learn about community policing model

Ali Waked
Published: 05.24.10, 16:12 / Israel News

Residents of Jaffa got to witness a rare site on the city's streets Monday, as dozens of Palestinian police officers visited the area for a tour by the Tel Aviv District Police to examine the possibility of adopting the community policing model in the Palestinian Authority.


The Israeli police officers took their Palestinians guests on a tour of Jaffa, during which they visited the Ajami community center and the Peres Center for Peace.


The Palestinian officers learned from their Israeli counterparts of the police's work in Israel, and then dined at a local restaurant.

Palestinians on right, Israelis on left (Photo: Dudu Azoulay)


Despite the attempts to bring the parties together, the Palestinian officers did not befriend the Israelis and each of the parties ate its lunch separately.


The commander of the Palestinian force was Yusef Azriel, a senior officer in the Palestinian police, and the project was funded by the European Union. The visit was initiated by the police's Judea and Samaria division.


The Tel Aviv District Police confirmed that the Palestinian officers visited Jaffa, but refused to disclose additional information.


Eli Senyor contributed to this report


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