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Palestinian factions oppose Egypt, Jordan security role after Gaza pullout

Ten radical Palestinian factions united in opposition to any security role for Arab countries in the West Bank and Gaza Strip after an Israeli pullout from the territories. On the eve of talks between Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and a top envoy from Cairo on the role which Egypt will play when Israeli troops and settlers leave Gaza, the factions published a statement warning off both Egypt and Jordan for getting involved in the Palestinian territories. “We note with surprise and disapproval talk about a security role for various Arab parties in the Gaza Strip and in the West Bank,” said the statement published on the Islamist movement Hamas’ website. Full Story

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