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Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Pal police hit the streets for the first time in almost two years


Palestinian police officers hug each other outside the police
headquarters in the southern West Bank city of Hebron
Wednesday Jan. 28, 2004. Palestinian police and other
security forces in West Bank cities received new uniforms
and started deploying in the streets for the first time
since a major Israeli military offensive in April 2002,
in an effort to re-establish Palestinian government
authority on the streets. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
Whose idea was it to "re-establish Palestinian government authority on the streets"?

Palestinian premier Ahmed Qurie (R) talks to reporters
at his meeting with US envoy John Wolf (L), in Ramallah
January 28, 2004... REUTERS/Ammar Awad