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Militants slam Gaza security plan

Ten leading Palestinian militant groups have condemned plans for Egypt to help police Gaza after an Israeli pullout. Signatories to the statement, including Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Fatah, say they also oppose any possible role for Jordan in securing the West Bank. The groups said proposed security roles for the Arab states wrongly imply “Palestinian people are the problem”. Israel wants Egyptian security teams to take over the task of securing Gaza after its unilateral withdrawal. The Egyptian intelligence chief, Omar Suleiman, is set to meet the leader of the Palestinian Authority, Yasser Arafat, on Wednesday to hammer out the details of the plan. Full Story

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