Subject: Philadelphia’s Finest and American intelligence Training for the Palestine Liberation Army Police Force
There are times when a most clandestine or discrete intelligence operation is revealed quite by accident.
This was the case of the PLO military training operation that is operated and supervised by the highest levels of American intelligence.
In the Spring of 1995, a young public relations consultant to the Philadelphia police department noted that a delegation of Palestinian police were participating in an intelligence training program at my home town’s Police HQ, following a training seminar at the CIA HQ in Langley.
This, he assumed, would be an opportunity to show that Philadelphia’s finest were contributing to the Middle East Peace Process.
Not only did he issue a press release. He called a press conference and organized a cocktail party with the PLO police participants, each of whom noted the irony that they had all spent time in Israeli prisons for terror activity before the dawn of the new era of peace.
These Fatah members were primarily from Force 17, and some were directly under the command of Col Jabril Rajoub. They remained in Philly for an undisclosed time, taking courses in every level of weapons training and intelligence research. The Palestinians readily stated that their trainers were coming back home with them to continue their training.
Since that time two years ago, American intelligence trainers accompany Palestine Liberation Army police in all of their efforts in the cities where they have established headquarters, as the PLA personnel have assumed executive powers in all matters as law enforcement, punishment of accused collaborators, execution of Palestine Authority opposition mmebers, kidnapping of Arabs from East Jerusalem to Jericho, arrest of narcotics dealers and supervision of the summary capital punishment of land dealers. All this under the watchful eyes of American intelligence trainers who help Arafat and the Palestine Authority on the road to stability.
The question of how the American government is funding this operation remains a matter for U.S. Congressional inquiry.