No progress in PA-Israel talks on Hebron withdrawal; 10 Palestinians detained in West Bank
Israel's Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority Cabinet Minister Saeb Erekat met Wednesday night and discussed, among other things, a possible Israeli withdrawal from Hebron, a senior Palestinian official said Thursday.
It was the first minister-level meeting in more than a month. Erekat said that no progress was made, but that the two would meet again soon, Israeli Army Radio reported.
It added that the two had discussed a Hebron withdrawal and the transfer to the PA of NIS 2 billion shekels in customs duties impounded by Israel.
Meanwhile, Israeli forces detained 10 wanted Palestinians overnight. Nine of the suspects were arrested in the village of a-Tel, south of the West Bank city of Nablus.
The tenth Palestinian, a member of Hamas, was arrested near Ramallah. (Albawaba.com)
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