IDF to Withdraw for PA Election

(Jerusalem Post) Arieh O'Sullivan - Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz said Monday that Israel would pull its troops out of Palestinian cities before the Jan. 9 Palestinian election: "We will get out of the Palestinian cities for a period of 72 hours - one day before the election, the day of the election, and the day after it." He also urged the Palestinians to coordinate on the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza. Mofaz said Israel would be prepared to hand over full control of chunks of territories to the Palestinians even before next July's planned pullout, on condition they crack down on terrorism. "The day they deal with the terrorists, we will be out of their cities," he said.

2004-12-14 00:00:00

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