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Post by ubertar » Mon Feb 07, 2005 10:08 am

February 7, 2005
Palestinian Official Says Truce Declaration Is Expected
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Filed at 12:32 p.m. ET

JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli and Palestinian leaders will declare a formal end to more than four years of fighting at Tuesday's Mideast summit, both sides said Monday. Israeli and Palestinian negotiators finalized the agreement during last-minute preparations Monday.

``The most important thing at the summit will be a mutual declaration of cessation of violence against each other,'' said Saeb Erekat, a Palestinian negotiator.

Erekat said the agreement also includes the establishment of joint committees to determine criteria for the release of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails, and to oversee the gradual withdrawal of Israeli forces from Palestinian cities on the West Bank.

An Israeli government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed the cease-fire agreement, adding that the deal would also include an end to Palestinian incitement.
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Re: truce

Post by andrew embassy » Mon Feb 07, 2005 11:09 am

Let's hope and pray that this is as good a news as it could be.
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Re: truce

Post by SlabOLab » Mon Feb 07, 2005 12:31 pm

AMEN

its encouraging that this is a meeting between the principles, with third parties in support roles, instead of a third party brokered meeting

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Re: truce

Post by Mr. Dipity » Mon Feb 07, 2005 12:44 pm

Sure, Until some teenager blows himself up, and the tanks roll over a couple of old folks homes 'to teach them a lesson'.

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Post by kcrusher » Mon Feb 07, 2005 3:13 pm

feeling a bit jaded, are we?
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Re: truce

Post by Mr. Dipity » Mon Feb 07, 2005 3:26 pm

bombastique wrote:feeling a bit jaded, are we?
I lived an hour from Beirut for eight years. My uncle lives there right now..

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Re: truce

Post by jdsowa » Mon Feb 07, 2005 3:33 pm

This may go down as one of the more brilliant moves the US has ever pulled off.

You may remember the article recently where the US said they would now equip the Palestinian army with weapons, etc. Wow, what a sudden change of heart. How nice of us.

Just as was the case in Iraq, even though the majority of the public doesn't want the US meddling in their affairs, there will be enough desperate Palestinians to take those nice-paying military jobs to fill out Abbas' (the puppet's) army. So now, essentially you will have the Palestinians getting paid by the US to protect Israel's borders from....the Palestinians. Brilliant. Always helps to have money, of course. Condi will be hailed as a genius and etc etc. Thousands of lives and decades of fighting for your principles will be thrown out the window.

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Re: truce

Post by Zoltar » Mon Feb 07, 2005 8:55 pm

It's not over yet. This is good news for Palestine, but....just be careful...

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