Why Are London's Police Travelling to Israel?
Why Are London's Police Travelling to Israel?
By Wake Up / medium.com
Dec 1, 2014

In the six month period from 1st March 2014 to 31st August 2014, Eighty of London’s Metropolitan Police staff travelled to Israel. This period coincides with Operation Protective Edge, the recent bombardment and massacre of of over 2000 Palestinians in Gaza.

British armed response unit

Recently it was revealed that the Israeli army is systematically training US police forced in tactics and strategy developed as an occupying army. Has the same or similar service been provided to European police forces?

The Metropolitan Police will not reveal the purpose of the trips to Israel or the rank of the staff that travelled. A reason given for withholding the information is that it would “have the effect of compromising law enforcement tactics and strategies ”. However, If the Metropolitan Police are learning inappropriate tactics and strategy to use on London civilians then, it is for that very reason, that this information should be released into the public domain.

If it’s the reverse and the police are teaching tactics and strategy to Israel in the context of its illegal occupation then it shows a level of involvement in the occupation that was hitherto hidden and may imply criminal behaviour according to international law.

“when your police come back, you become their enemy”

The US Militarised police force

The recent events in Ferguson demonstrate the danger of an over militarised police. Do we want to see this in Europe? Eran Efrati warned that Israel’s training of American police is dangerous. Their methods are developed in a context, where the “citizens” are seen and treated as an enemy to be crushed. As he explains, “when your police come back, you become their enemy”.

March 03rd, 2014 talk by Eran Efrati including the revelations that the United States police forces were being trained by the Israeli Army

4.0 ·
1
Trending Today
The Uncurious, Continuing, Stubborn Refusal to Grasp Bernie Sanders
Liam Miller5,197 views today ·
Today I Rise: This Beautiful Short Film Is Like a Love Poem For Your Heart and Soul
4 min4,344 views today ·
Watch This Wonderful Video Revealing the Results of a DNA Test
1 min3,948 views today ·
25 Cheat Sheets for Taking Care of Yourself Like a Damn Adult
Anna Borges3,603 views today ·
Incredible Speech by Charlie Kaufman Reminds Us: Things Don't Have To Be This Way
5 min2,802 views today ·
Defend the Sacred: How Could the Peace Movement Prevail?
Dieter Duhm2,548 views today ·
Meet the Teen Inventor Who Wants to Get the Navajo Nation off Coal
5 min2,260 views today ·
New Technology Brings Star Wars-Style Desert Moisture Farming a Step Closer
Amin Al-Habaibeh1,708 views today ·
10 Quotes From an Oglala Lakota Chief That Will Make You Question Everything About Our Society
Wisdom Pills1,625 views today ·
Load More
What's Next
Cops Get "Protected and Served," Don't Like It
Kevin Carson
Cops Are Now Less Cautious Than Soldiers In Iraq
Jonathan Carp
6 Companies That Profit from the Police State (with Henry Rollins)
2 min
Like us on Facebook?
Why Are London's Police Travelling to Israel?