Newsline: US consulate to arm Palestinian guards in spite of Israeli law | Diplomatic Briefing

The American Consulate in Jerusalem has decided to hire and arm 35 Palestinian security guards from East Jerusalem to be employed as escorts to American diplomats’ convoys in the West Bank, Israeli news site Ynet reported. The plan, initiated by the consulate’s chief security officer, Dan Cronin, is a breach of a 2011 agreement between the consulate and the Israeli government, which determined that only former Israeli combat soldiers hired by the consulate would be allowed to carry weapons.

via Newsline: US consulate to arm Palestinian guards in spite of Israeli law | Diplomatic Briefing.

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