Commissioner Meets with Border Guards
Supt. Gil Kleiman, Israel Police Foreign Press Spokesman / GPO
Commissioner Shlomo Aharonishky, along with Major General Yakov Ganot
of the Border Guards and the Commander of the Border Guard in Judea
and Samaria, met yesterday with the Border Patrolmen at the "Sivan"
Border Guard base on the outskirts of Ramallah.
The purpose of the visit was to show support for the Border Patrolmen
during these trying times.
The Border Patrolmen stationed on the outskirts of Ramallah have been
under hostile fire, on an almost daily basis, since October 2000.
Commissioner Aharonishky stated that: "it was important for me
to come here today and to tell you how I feel.
To express my deepest appreciation for your skillful and professional
performance of your duty during the last year, on alert 24 hours a day,
protecting the residents of the area, without a stain."
He assured them that, although the present reality is expected to continue
for a long time, the Command will do it's utmost to ensure that the
Border Patrolmen will continue with their training exercises and be
granted vacation time.
Commissioner Aharonishky was impressed by the words of Major General
Ganot who stated that , even with all the problems, the morale of the
"Sivan" Border Patrolmen has remained high and there have
been no requests for transfer.