Israelis Pull Back in Bethlehem

(Washington Post) - Israeli troops halted patrols in downtown Bethlehem under a new agreement that calls for Israeli troop pullbacks in that city and in Gaza in exchange for a crackdown by Palestinian security services. But three hard-line Palestinian groups - Islamic Jihad, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and Hamas - refused to go along with the deal.

2002-08-20 00:00:00

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