The report was released after the murders of five Jewish residents
in their home in the northern West Bank on March 12. Israel has accused the
PA of incitement against Jews and Israel that fueled the attack.
The Defense Ministry, however, did not cite any PA incitement. The
report said 686 meetings were held between Israeli and PA commanders in
2010, an increase of 26 percent from the previous year.
"Periodic joint meetings take place between the commanders of the
Palestinian security organizations and the general in command, the division
commander, and the head of the Civil Administration," the report said.
"National security command posts were visited and meetings at the brigade
commander level held."
The report also cited meetings by joint security committees. Two of
these panels were assigned to handle crime, including stolen vehicles,
drugs and forgery that stemmed from the West Bank.
Israeli and PA police were also said to have doubled their cooperation
over the last year. This included seminars on forensics, antiquity theft,
car theft and community police operations.
PA police were given greater authority in 2010, the report said. The
Defense Ministry said PA police were allowed to operate at night in the
areas of Hebron, Jenin, Nablus and Ramallah.
"There was a 118 percent rise in the coordination of activity with
Palestinian police — 2,968 instances of coordination in 2010 compared to
1,297 in 2009," the report said. "Hundreds of special permits were issued to
members of the Palestinian security organizations."
The report said 52 PA police stations were operating in the rural areas
of the West Bank. They said the police and other PA security forces began
operating in such towns as Awarta, Badrus, Barta, Dura, Hawara, Jilazoun and
"Explanatory and enforcement activity was employed against the
phenomenon of drug abuse," the report said. "Enforcement of traffic
regulations: there was a 53 percent rise in the number of traffic tickets
The PA has also been expanding its National Security Forces. So far,
seven NSF and Presidential Guard battalions have been trained in Jordan,
with two additional NSF battalions having left for the Hashemite kingdom in
"The departure of 200 civil defense policemen for training in Jordan was
approved," the report said. "Courses and training was coordinated to improve
the professionalism of Palestinian police — courses in command and conduct,
political intent, computers, forensic evidence, driving, logistics, and
others. The transfer of equipment to the Palestinian security organizations