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Sharon Vows Arab State if Attacks Stop

The Palestinians are assured of a state if they halt attacks on Israelis and dismantle armed groups, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Monday. But he also tried to ease fears among his right-wing backers that he will dismantle settlements as a concession to peace. Sharon also told legislators from his right-wing Likud party Monday that he would not agree to preconditions to meet with Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia, who wants guarantees a summit will yield results before agreeing to a date. The lawmakers were concerned by Israeli media reports Sharon is considering taking unilateral steps toward the Palestinians if attempts to revive the stalled U.S.-backed “road map” peace plan fail. Those steps reportedly include drawing a border, dismantling settlements, releasing Palestinian prisoners and withdrawing from West Bank towns. Full Story

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