Danino. Coordination important
Photo: Eliad Levy

Police gear up towards possible September riots

Commissioner Yohanan Danino says police faced with new reality marked by attempts to infiltrate borders, Facebook campaigns as forces fear Palestinian UN bid will spark violent outbursts

Israel's police are gearing up towards September when the Palestinian Authority is slated to ask the United Nations to recognize Palestine.


Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino said Sunday that police forces are preparing in case the declaration sparks violent riots.

Riots on 'Nakba Day' (Photo: Reuters)


Speaking at a legal conference in Eilat, Danino said that attempts to infiltrate borders, calls on social networks and the current state in the Middle East pose a new reality which the police must take into account. "It's a national task, a security challenge and Israel's police must act as an initiator."


He stressed the importance of coordination between the various security elements and noted he was working with his colleagues to establish new coordination mechanisms.



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