Israel Resource Review 29th August, 2008


PA, Germany sign agreement to establish 55 police stations
Maan News

Date: 28 / 08 / 2008 Time: 16:55

Bethlehem - Ma'an - Palestinian Interior Minister Abd Ar-Razaq Al-Yahya and German Representative to the Palestinian Authority Klaus Burkhardt signed a joint agreement to establish a total 55 new police stations in the West Bank on Thursday.

The agreement is part of a joint project of the Palestinian Interior Ministry, the European Union mission to support the Palestinian police, and the United Nations.

Five of the new police stations will be in Jenin, where the Palestinian security forces recently redeployed.

Over 80% of Palestinian police stations in the West Bank currently work out of rented buildings.

The German representative released a statement in Arabic praising "Efforts exerted by Palestinian police in establishing a police system committed to the principles of rule of law."

He added that Palestinian police funding, training, and other forms of support.

The German government pledged 15 million Euros (22 million US dollars) at a conference in support of Palestinian security and rule of law it hosted in Berlin in June. The government says it will disburse the funds by the end of 2008.

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Report: Iran supplied Hizbullah with advanced missiles
Roee Nahmias YNET

Al-Quds al-Arabi reports missiles can accurately hit targets in Israel, weapons to be used by Lebanese organization in event that Israel or US launch attack against Islamic republic

Published: 08.29.08, 11:05 / Israel News,7340,L-3589425,00.html

Iran has supplied Hizbullah with advanced missiles which can accurately hit extensive targets inside Israel, the London-based Arabic-language newspaper al-Quds al-Arabi reported Friday, quoting Arab sources.

According to the report, the missiles will be operational at any moment Israel "thinks of acting adventurously and attacking Iran" or when the United States launches a regional war against the Tehran government.

The Arab sources said that the new missiles are capable of reaching a range "Israel cannot even imagine" and are one of the "surprises" promised by Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah.

It was also reported that the missiles were equipped with advanced navigation mechanisms, which would enable them to hit their targets in a more accurate manner.

According to recent reports, Iran plans to build an array of antiaircraft missiles for Hizbullah in Lebanon. Kuwaiti newspaper al-Siyasa reported Tuesday that 300 Iranian experts were working to build an array of antiaircraft missiles on the mountain range in western Lebanon.

Al-Quds al-Arabi went on to report that Iran is not only helping Israel's enemies in Lebanon, but is also attempting to reinforce the Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip in a bid to weaken the truce between Hamas and Israel.

According to the report, these attempts have led to clashes between Hamas and Jihad members in Gaza.

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