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Israeli Volunteer Contingent Returns from Service in Haiti

The Israeli police contingent that was dispatched to Haiti last October as part of an international peacekeeping force returned to Israel this week.

During their three months of service in the tiny Caribbean island nation, the 28 Israeli volunteers worked to help create better relations between the community and local police.

The Israeli detachment was part of a 1,500-member international team of police that took over civilian peacekeeping duties in Haiti following the arrival of American forces there in late September.

The police volunteers arrived Wednesday at Ben-Gurion Airport, where they were greeted by family and friends.

One of the volunteers, Monte Sagi, told Israel Television that he never felt that his life was in danger during his stay there.

“As in all police work, you have to be extra alert, but I felt nothing you could describe as danger,” he said.

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