The Palestinian security forces engage in extensive co-operation with their Israeli counterparts, according to US documents released by the WikiLeaks website.
One cable quotes Yuval Diskin, the head of Shabak, Israel's security service, as saying his agency has "friendly, professional and sincere" information exchanges with the Palestinian Authority (PA), which governs the occupied West Bank.
The comments, first reported by Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter on Tuesday, were reportedly included in a US note documenting a conversation between Diskin and James Cunningham, the US ambassador to Israel, in January 2010.Another wire records complaints from those responsible for security in the Palestinian Authority about the "one-sided Israeli approach".
Hazim Atallah, the West Bank's most senior police official, expressed frustration "with far more information flowing from the Palestinian side to Israel than is received in return". (FOR THE FULL ARTICLE, CLICK HERE)
So much for Great Britain Being an Honest Broker in the Middle East:
The Palestine Papers reveal that the British government played a significant role in equipping and funding the Palestinian security forces, several of which have been linked to torture and other abuses.
More unbelievably, the UK's MI-6 intelligence service proposed detaining members of Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, an extraordinary and illegal scheme in which the European Union would have paid for their detention.
Under the heading "degrading the capabilities of the rejectionist groups," the MI-6 document suggests:
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"... the disruption of their leaderships' communications and command and control capabilities; the detention of key middle-ranking officers; and the confiscation of their arsenals and financial resources held within the Occupied Territories. US and - informally - UK monitors would report both to Israel and to the Quartet. We could also explore the temporary internment of leading Hamas and PIJ figures, making sure they are well-treated, with EU funding."
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There is much more available for your perusal and research in today's, Tuesday Jan 25, 2011 cable releases. Just visit Al Jazeera HERE .
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