Arafat downplays importance of Israeli pullbacks
Palestinian president, Yasser Arafat, speaking to reporters Saturday, called Israeli pullbacks from part of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank city of Bethlehem "cosmetic implementation of the agreements that push the road map forward".
He also rejected Israel's suggestion that it might allow him to move to Gaza from his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah. "(This) would mean that I would be moving from one prison to another," Arafat said. (Albawaba.com)
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