Representatives from the General Administration for Borders and Crossings Successfully Complete a Training on X-Ray Imagery Interpretation

Aimed at enhancing skills on efficient border checks, the European Union Border Assistance Mission conducted a three day training on “X-Ray Imagery Interpretation”. The three day training held on 21-23 June 2021 at GABC Training Center in Jericho was the first training to be held following the strict measures enforced due to the pandemic.

The fourteen representatives from the Customs and Customs Police agencies at the General Administration for Borders and Crossings were very active and had many questions regarding how to detect some of the items that they deal with at the borders.

During the training, the different types of x-ray machines were presented and difficulties facing GABC staff members at the crossings while operating the x-ray machines were discussed. The workshop was focused on how operators of the x-ray machines can interpret the images they see on the screen as well as how to maximize the efficiency of their efficiency.

The training was concluded with an online training where the participants received firsthand experience on how to detect items and how to interpret the images.

Further to the training, the Mission will donate ten software licenses that will enable the participants to continue to learn and rehearse on their own. These licenses are a tool that will ensure long term sustainability of the Mission’s support.