Report: US names new security coordinator for Israel, PA
Published Saturday 09/06/2012 (updated) 09/06/2012 22:00
Palestinian Authority security forces.(MaanImages/file)
TEL AVIV, Israel (Ma'an) -- The United States announced Friday that they have appointed a prominent Navy officer to the post of US security coordinator to the Palestinian Authority and Israel, Haaretz reported.
Admiral Paul Bushong will replace Air Force Lieutenant Michael Moeller and will be responsible for strengthening the Palestinian Authority's security forces, the Israeli daily said.
The post is based in Jerusalem and entails responsibility for the security infrastructure of the PA.
On Friday, a Fatah official said that PA forces require a regular supply of new arms in order to maintain peace and order in the West Bank.