Mofaz Seeks Approval for Fence's Completion

(Ha'aretz) Aluf Benn, Zvi Zrahiya, Mazai Mualem - Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz intends to seek cabinet authorization this week for the completion of the western separation fence from Elkana to the southern Hebron Hills. On Friday, Defense Ministry Director-General Amos Yaron outlined areas marked off for the fence in a meeting with U.S. Ambassador Dan Kurtzer. The two reached an understanding that should prevent future disagreements about the fence, according to Israeli security officials. These sources said Israel and the U.S. are not in total agreement about the fence project, but each side "can live with" the other side's reservations. Under the Defense Ministry's plans, the city of Ariel will be outside of the main fence.

2003-09-15 00:00:00

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