Police prepare for 'Nakba' day, statehood bid riots

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April 28, 2011 17:02

The Israel Police is preparing for the possibility of wide-scale disturbances next month, when Palestinians will mark "the Nakba" (day of mourning to commemorate Israel's independence) as well as the month September, when the UN may vote to recognize a Palestinian state, outgoing police chief Insp.-Gen. David Cohen said in Tel Aviv on Thursday.

"We are preparing for the whole of the month of May," Cohen said. "We're looking at the most severe scenario," he added.

Intelligence and operational planners were working together to ensure that security forces will be prepared for the possibility of major rioting, Cohen said.


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