Operation Paladin

Operation Paladin assists the UN Truce Supervision Organisation (UNTSO) in implementing its mandate to supervise the truce agreed to in 1948 at the conclusion of the first Arab/Israeli War.

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) also assists in other United Nations peacekeeping operations in the region.

The Australian contingent is employed in a variety of roles, including as staff officers in the UNTSO Headquarters in Jerusalem and as military observers who supervise, observe and report on the various cease-fire arrangements, truces and peace treaties that have been negotiated between Israel and neighbouring Arab nations.