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Palestinian Police Train in Holland

A contingent of Palestinian police from the Gaza Strip is in the Netherlands taking lessons from the Dutch police on how to maintain order and control violence using peaceful methods.

The 22-member contingent, led by Brig. Gen. Ziad Arif, is to remain until the end of October.

In mid-September, the Dutch government donated 32 mobile homes to serve as temporary homes for former Palestinian prisoners living in the autonomous Jericho district. Under the terms of the accord between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization, Palestinians freed from Israeli jails were required to spend the rest of their prison terms within the Jericho district.