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Cablegate: Palestinian Presidential Guard Complete Training

VZCZCXRO7047
PP RUEHROV
DE RUEHAM #1098 1051445
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 141445Z APR 08
FM AMEMBASSY AMMAN
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 2248
INFO RUEHXK/ARAB ISRAELI COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS AMMAN 001098

SIPDIS

SIPDIS
SENSITIVE

DEPARTMENT FOR NEA/ELA, NEA/IPA, INL/CIV

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL KWBG KPAL JO IS
SUBJECT: PALESTINIAN PRESIDENTIAL GUARD COMPLETE TRAINING
IN JORDAN, RETURN TO WEST BANK

REF: AMMAN 485

1. (SBU) The first group of Palestinian Authority
Presidential Guard (PG) personnel to train at the Jordan
International Police Training Center (JIPTC) completed their
two-month training program in Jordan and took part in a
graduation ceremony on April 13. United States Security
Coordinator Lt. Gen. Keith Dayton spoke at the ceremony, as
did dignitaries from Jordan's Public Security Directorate and
the Palestinian Authority.

2. (SBU) All of the 418 PG trainees departed Jordan via the
King Hussein/Allenby Bridge, without incident on the
Jordanian side of the Jordan river, and entered the West Bank
during the early morning of April 14.

3. (SBU) Approximately 600 National Security Forces personnel
are continuing their four-month program at JIPTC and are
scheduled to conclude their training and return to the West
Bank on May 27.


Visit Amman's Classified Web Site at
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/nea/amman/

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