U.S. Diplomats Make First Visit to Gaza in 18 Months

(AP/Guardian-UK) Anne Gearan - A top U.S. diplomat told Palestinian security officials in a surprise visit to the Gaza Strip Tuesday they must coordinate with Israeli forces during the withdrawal of Israel's troops and settlers, the State Department said. The visit by Assistant Secretary of State David Welch was the first by a senior U.S. diplomat after an 18-month ban on travel there following an attack on a U.S. diplomatic convoy that killed three Americans.

2005-08-17 00:00:00

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