Police chief: We'll try to prevent an escalation in W. Bank

By JPOST.COM STAFF
March 1, 2011 11:25

Israel Police Insp.-Gen. Dudi Cohen on Tuesday held discussions with senior police officials to evaluate the situation in the West Bank after settlers claimed that police allegedly used rubber bullets during Monday mornings demolition of three unauthorized structures at the Gilad Farm outpost in Samaria.

"At this time we must show responsibility, restraint and avoid an escalation at any cost. The Israeli police will be prepared for any scenario."

The police chief  issued a series of instructions and passed them down to commanders and heads of regional departments.

Cohen also ordered that police act so that "minimal disruption is caused to routine life and according to procedures."


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