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Egypt, Israel near deal on deployment of troops to Gaza border

Egypt and Israel came close to agreement on a deal to allow hundreds of additional Egyptian soldiers to patrol the border with the Gaza Strip ahead of an Israeli pullout of the territory.The understanding would fly in the face of the 1979 peace treaty between the two countries but highlights a mutual desire to prevent Palestinian militants stepping into any subsequent vacuum after the planned withdrawal of Israeli troops and settlers next year as part of a wider disengagemet plan.Full Story

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