Police Commissioner Meets with Border Guards
Communicated by Supt. Gil Kleiman, Israel Police Foreign Press Spokesman / GPO

Jerusalem-----August 30......Police 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.