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Palestinians to Seek $187 Million at Berlin Security Conference


A European Union adviser says the Palestinian Authority will ask international donors for $187 million in aid to support security in the Palestinian territories.

The head of the EU police training mission in Palestinian territories, Colin Smith, says the aid will go towards police training as well as the construction of police stations, prisons, courts and a forensics laboratory.

Smith says the bulk of the money will come from the more than $7 billion already pledged to the Palestinian Authority.

The request will be presented next week at an international security conference in Berlin, Germany.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.

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