Israel to let Abbas forces enter Jenin
Israel's defense minister said he will soon allow 600 foreign-trained Palestinian police to take up positions in the West Bank town of Jenin. Barak will inform Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad of the decision when they meet on Wednesday, Israeli officials said, accordinh to the AP.
They added the planned deployment in Jenin could include up to 500 to 600 men. Palestinian forces took up positions in the larger West Bank city of Nablus in November as part of a law-and-order campaign.
Some 700 members of Palestinian President Abbas' National Security Forces crossed into Jordan in January to start the four-month-long, U.S.-funded training course. A separate group from Abbas' Presidential Guard has also gone to Jordan for advanced training.
Fayyad and some U.S. officials have accused Israel of undermining Palestinian Authority security efforts in Nablus by refusing to curtail army raids into the city.