Israel Reportedly Willing to Delay Portions of Barrier

(New York Times) - Acknowledging American concerns about segments of the West Bank barrier it is building, Israel has agreed not to construct those segments until it reaches a compromise with the Bush administration, a senior Israeli official said Thursday. The official called the barrier purely a "security fence" and said it would prevent the Palestinian leadership from using terrorism as a negotiating lever.

2003-08-08 00:00:00

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