Report: Mossad chief visited Cairo to discuss ''disengagement plan'', Gaza ''withdrawal''
Mossad head Meir Dagan reportedly visited Egypt several days ago and met top Egyptian officials with whom he is believed to have discussed Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's "disengagement plan" and the proposed withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, HaAretz daily reported.
In its Tuesday edition, the report said Dagan was apparently "sounding out" the Egyptian attitude should Israel pull-out from the so-called Philadelphi axis that runs along the border between Egypt and the Strip at Rafah.
The Israeli leader is contemplating a total pullout from the Strip that would include the narrow sliver of land at Rafah that Israel holds under its peace agreement with Egypt.
Sharon was asked about this Monday at the Parliament Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee and replied, "There are various opinions, and in any event I intend to discuss this with the Egyptians." (Albawaba.com)
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