Palestinian troops will deploy in the city of Hebron in coming days, say security officials. The move is coordinated with Israel.
550 officers will be deployed, as part of the Palestinian’s president’s attempt to expand control over areas of the West Bank.
The troops are expected to take up positions by the weekend, said Palestinian officials on Thursday. Hebron would be the third city to get more Palestinian forces.
In the center of the city, several hundred militant Jewish settlers live under heavy army guard, but the Palestinian forces would not patrol near the Jewish enclaves.