We know a little more about security cooperation

Unofficial sources claim that agreements brokered by Yakoov (Kobi) Shabtai last week were not included in previous agreements between Israel and Morocco. Indeed, Israeli media have revealed new contents of the security agreement signed between Rabat and Tel Aviv, during the recent visit of the Chief of Staff of the Jewish State, Inspector Yaakov Shabtai , in Morocco.

Israel and Morocco have agreed to activate extradition agreements and joint efforts against crime and terrorism, while working to exchange information and organize training of interest for police personnel from both parties, in the fields of intelligence and technology, as well as the extradition of Israeli offenders who escape to the Kingdom, Turkey or the United Arab Emirates according to the Ynet news site.

The two sides further agreed to formalize security cooperation in a memorandum of understanding that outlines plans for the establishment of a joint committee to deepen cooperation in all areas.

As a reminder, during his visit to the Kingdom, Yakoov Shabtai had met Abdellatif Hammouchi, Director General of the DGSN-DGST pole, as well as several senior police and security officials. He also visited the Jewish community in Marrakesh, where he placed tefillin (phylaceras used for Jewish morning prayers on weekdays) in the city’s main synagogue.

Moreover, according to information from the intelligence services, a number of Israeli criminals now prefer to settle in Morocco and Turkey. Necessarily in this regard, this has led to the strengthening of local cooperation between the Moroccan and Israeli police, with the aim of combating this recently discovered tendency of Israeli criminals and offenders to flee to distant countries, including Morocco, the Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.

The General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) had indicated last Thursday in a press release, that the visit of Yakoov Shabtai aimed ” to share experiences and expertise in various fields of security, in particular in the fields of the fight against terrorism and various forms of transnational organized crime”.

Shabtai’s visit to the Kingdom comes a few months after his visit to the United Arab Emirates to promote security cooperation initiatives between the countries. The Israeli police announced at the time that an Israeli police attaché would be based at the Israeli embassy in the United Arab Emirates and will be responsible for coordinating Israel’s law enforcement activities in Africa and the Middle. -East.

Israel has engaged in a flurry of diplomatic activity since the Abraham Accords a joint declaration of peace. Last month, Justice Minister Gideon Saar signed an agreement with his Moroccan counterpart Abdellatif Ouahbi in Rabat, strengthening legal ties with the Kingdom. It was initialed the promise to share mutual expertise and modernize the judicial systems of the two countries through digitization while cooperating in the fight against organized crime, terrorism and human trafficking.



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