Israel is to establish a permanent police presence in the United Arab Emirates, in a move touted as being part of efforts to combat Israeli-run organized crime, according to The Telegraph.
It is believed that a number of organized criminal operations moved to the UAE in the wake of the normalization agreements between Israel and the Gulf state, which were signed in September 2020, The New Arab reported.
Israeli police to be permanently based in UAE in historic firsthttps://t.co/lcjNxG0sQf
— Khalid (@khalids) September 24, 2021
According to The Telegraph, the Israeli police detachment will run its operations from the Consulate in Dubai.
The intention to establish an Israeli police presence in the Gulf nation was first raised in March, when former Interior Minister Amir Ohana announced that Israel would help the UAE rid themselves of the “unwanted guests” that had moved following normalization.
Regional donors have moved from neither condemning, nor seeking to obstruct, Israel’s aspirations to facilitating them.
The UAE has financed the purchase of properties in East Jerusalem, through Palestinian individuals, then sold them to Israeli settlers https://t.co/Obb2xQ0nVe
— Al-Shabaka الشبكة (@AlShabaka) September 15, 2021
“The representatives of the Israel Police on Emirati soil will strengthen and deepen these ties, for the benefit of both sides and for the well-being of the residents of the countries,” Ohana said.
Israel and the UAE normalized relations one year ago. The move was rejected by all Palestinian factions as a betrayal of the Palestinian cause and the Palestinian people.
(The New Arab, PC, Social Media)