March 13, 2009

Who says the Palestinian security forces aren't well trained?

Someone get Keith Dayton a medal!

A young Israeli woman who works as a stripper was found intoxicated in Ramallah Friday morning, and returned to Israel with the aid of the Palestinian security sources. She was handed over to the police.

Palestinians called the offices of the Civil Administration Friday morning and reported that an Israeli woman in her twenties was seen at the heart of town. "They said that she didn't quite understand what was going on," said Major Shadi Seif of the Ramallah District Coordination Office.

The IDF immediately alerted a police unit to the nearest checkpoint, and within 10 minutes the woman was brought to the place by the Palestinian officers.

As Mitch said, it must have been one hell of a party...

But in all seriousness, it will be interesting to see the way in which what passes for the Palestinian leadership in the West Bank references the way in which -- while 1,300 Palestinians were being killed in the last Gaza war -- the Palestinian security forces in the West Bank kept things as quiet as a field mouse. That's no easy feat, and I imagine the Palestinians will expect something in return. If I go on with this post I will further violate this blog's famous "Nothing on Israel-Palestine Rule." It took a story about a drunk Israeli stripper to get me to write this much. (Please, readers, try to casually work the phrase "drunk Israeli stripper" into one of your office conversations today.) And with respect to Keith Dayton, it should be noted here that he has somehow earned the respect of both the Israelis and the Palestinians -- not to mention the appreciation of his peers and superiors in the military here.