Israel Agrees to Send Police to Haiti

As the United States readies for the possible invasion of Haiti, Israel has pledged to send 30 police officers to the island when the fighting concludes.

Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin authorized the contingent Sunday, after President Clinton telephoned last week for Israeli aid to oust the present military rulers of the Caribbean island.

Clinton did not request military participation in the imminent U.S. army invasion, but was seeking civilian police participation to bring about the return of law and order to Haiti.

The Israeli police officers will include current members of the police as well as retirees.

The commander of the Israeli police contingent, retired Prison Commissioner Gavriel Amir, is scheduled to arrive in Washington at the end of this week to participate in planning conferences for post-invasion activities in Haiti.

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