Israel Accepts Egyptian Offer to Increase Forces

(Ha'aretz) Aluf Benn - Israel has accepted Egypt's offer to beef up its forces on the border between Sinai and the Gaza Strip and to train Palestinian officers, government sources said Tuesday. Egypt proposed deploying 750 armed troops on the Egyptian side of the Philadelphia route in the Rafah area to reinforce security and prevent arms smuggling. Today, only policemen are deployed there in keeping with the Israeli-Egyptian peace agreement.

2004-12-01 00:00:00

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