Operation PALADIN is the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) support to the UN Truce Supervision Organisation (UNTSO) whose activities are spread across Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and Syrian Arab Republic.
The ADF commitment assists the UN in implementing its mandate to supervise the truce agreed to in 1948 at the conclusion of the first Arab/Israeli War. Operation PALADIN alsoassists 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.
The ADF currently contributes 14 personnel to Operation PALADIN.