Settler shot in West Bank; Israeli pullouts delayed
An Israeli settler sustained light-to-moderate injuries when Palestinians fired at the car she was travelling in early Monday, near the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar, located south of Nablus.
Meanwhile, the expected Israeli handover of two West Bank cities to Palestinian control suffered a setback Sunday
night, when Israeli and Palestinian security officials failed to finalize details for the transfer, which was due to take place Tuesday.
The officials met near Jerusalem to review the terms of the agreement reached by Israel's Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz and Palestinian Authority Security Affairs Minister Mohammed Dahlan on handing over security control of Jericho and Qalqilyah to the Palestinians.
A spokesman for Dahlan said that after close to four hours of talks the two sides adjourned a little before midnight and would resume negotiations on Tuesday.
Spokesman Elias Zananiri said the talks on the handover of Jericho and Qalqilyah stalled over Israel's insistence that even after Palestinian security forces take over responsibility for the towns, the Israel Army will retain roadblocks controlling movement in and out of the cities. (Albawaba.com)
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