Israel to send police force to Haiti

Monday, July 26, 2010 |  Israel Today Staff

Israel's government on Sunday decided to send a team of 14 police officers to the Caribbean nation of Haiti to help boost an international police force working to impose law and order there following January's massive earthquake that killed up to 200,000 people and left one million more homeless.

The Israeli officers will join similar contingents from Italy and Serbia. Israel sent 100 police officers to Haiti in January at the request of the UN.

Israel played a major role in the initial humanitarian response to the earthquake, and was the first international player to set up a local field hospital and start operating on victims and survivors of the earthquake. Israel's efforts won it widespread international praise.

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