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Palestinian and Israeli security officials met at Palestinian police headquarters in Jenin.

The meeting Monday was part of renewed efforts to reinforce the moderate Palestinian Authority security force in its efforts to tamp down crime in the West Bank and to coordinate on anti-terrorism measures with the Israelis.

The significance of the meeting was that it took place in an area under Palestinian control; ever since the effort to establish a Palestinian force was launched under U.S. auspices last year, such meetings have taken place in areas under Israeli control.

“Entry of IDF officers, accompanied by Palestinian officials, into the Muka’ata area in Jenin is not just symbolic, but a significant and important milestone that will enable the best possible oversight of the proficiency of the Palestinian Security Infrastructure,” said an Israel Defense Forces statement released Tuesday.

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