Photo: Knesset Channel
Says Israel satisfied with Jordan's anti-terror activity. Mofaz
Photo: Knesset Channel
Photo: Reuters
May send his forces to help out PA. King Abdullah
Photo: Reuters

Mofaz: Jordan may train PA forces

Defense minister discusses disengagement with King Abdullah at monarch’s private residence; says cooperation with PA not prerequisite for pullout’s implementation

Israel would permit Jordan to send a military delegation to help train Palestinian forces deployed in the West bank, Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz told King Abdullah Thursday during their meeting in Jordan.


“A few months ago the Egyptians sent 46 security people to Gaza in order to train the Palestinians,” he said. “Should the Jordanians wish to offer their Bader Brigade for the purpose of training Palestinians in the West Bank, we would surely agree to it.


As to the harsh terror warning issued by Israel’s’ Counter Terrorism Bureau regarding the possibility of terror attacks against Israelis visiting Jordan, Mofaz said “Israel is satisfied with Jordan’s anti-terror activity in its own territory.”


The meeting, which was held at King Abdullah’s private residence just outside Amman, focused mainly on the upcoming Israeli withdrawal from Gaza and parts of the West Bank.


'Pullout moving forward'


The defense minister updated the Jordanian monarch regarding the preparations for what he referred to as “a painful and difficult process.”


“We have decided to carry out the process in cooperation with the Palestinians, but this cooperation is not a prerequisite for the pullout’s implementation,” he said. “The process is moving forward, and its results cannot be predicted as of yet.”


Following the meeting Mofaz discussed the scheduled cabinet vote on the evacuation of the Gaza settlements of Morag, Netzarim and Kfar Darom.


“The security establishment will determine which settlements would be evacuated first in accordance with developments on the ground and not necessarily according to the order in which the government approves the evacuations,” he said.


פרסום ראשון: 08.04.05, 17:39
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