Israel-PA to Discuss Transfer of Tulkarm

(Ha'aretz) Amos Harel - Israeli Defense Minister Mofaz and PA Chairman Abbas will discuss Tuesday the transfer of security control of the West Bank city of Tulkarm, Israeli security officials said Monday. In Tulkarm Monday, Palestinian forces marched in formation and conducted martial-arts exercises. At one point, the soldiers formed a human pyramid and cried out "Jerusalem is ours!" Later, the soldiers jumped headfirst through a smoldering hoop lined with a flaming cloth. Giora Eiland, Sharon's national security adviser, told AP that Israel is concerned that Palestinian militant groups have taken advantage of the recent lull in fighting to regroup.

2005-03-08 00:00:00

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