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Report: Israel to lift Arafat's travel ban in exchange for stopping terror in Gaza

Israel is wiling to allow Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat freedom of movement in exchange for a promise to put a stop to terror attacks in the Gaza Strip, the London-based Dar al-Hayat newspaper reported on Tuesday. According to the report, Israel passed this message to Arafat through Egyptian intelligence chief Omar Suleiman, who met with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Shin Bat chief Meir Dagan on Monday, prior to his meetings in Ramallah. Arafat has been confined to his headquarters in the Mukata since Operation Defensive Shield in 2002, and Palestinian and world leaders have demanded since that Israel allow him to move freely. Full Story

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