Israel to advise Chinese on Olympic security


Israel will help Chinese security forces prepare for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

A group of senior Chinese police officers will visit Israel in March for specialized training in counter-terrorism and crowd control ahead of the summer Games, security sources said Sunday.

They said the Israeli advisers involved already are undergoing workshops on Chinese regulations and culture in order to ease communications with the trainees.

Israeli experts were heavily involved in security preparations for the last Olympics, which were held in Athens.

In addition to boasting world-class security standards, Israel wants to ensure there is no repeat of the Palestinian terrorist attack on the 1972 Munich Olympics in which 11 of its athletes were killed.

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