(Communicated by the IDF Spokesman)

In accordance with a decision made by the political echelon and in keeping with its policy regarding coordination between Israeli and Palestinian apparatuses, IDF officers from the Jericho District Coordination Office notified their Palestinian counterparts today, April 9, 2006, that they must leave their DCO offices in the Israeli community of Vered Jericho.

The DCO workers are due to leave the offices at noon tomorrow.

It is important to note that all civilian functions of the civil administration will be unaffected by the change, which pertains to security coordination alone.