UN, US ask Israel to send cops to Haiti

Police will undergo brief period f physical, mental preperation before taking part in int'l contingent.

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January 21, 2010 09:53
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Following a request from the United States and the United Nations, the Israel Police will send dozens of armed officers to join peacekeeping efforts in Haiti, the Public Security Ministry announced on Wednesday.



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Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman asked Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch to authorize the police delegation, and the request will be approved, a source close to the public security minister said.



The officers will undergo a brief period of physical and mental preparation before being flown to Haiti, the source added.



Lieberman said the international peacekeeping force was "one of the most urgent and important requirements for coping with the disaster in Haiti, in view of the breakdown of government rule. The United States has requested that Israel consider sending a contingent of police officers to join the international force, which will be deployed in Haiti in the near future. The Israeli contingent will be comprised of 100 police officers.



"Israeli aid to Haiti not only expresses moral values of the highest order, but is also a Jewish and Israeli tradition that provides the opportunity to demonstrate Israel's commitment to international efforts to assist disaster victims," he said.



Last week, a delegation of Israel Police crime scene investigation specialists flew to Haiti with the IDF's Home Front Command and medical team to assist in the identification of earthquake casualties.



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