US Welcomes Israeli-Palestinian Agreement to Halt Violence
The United States on Wednesday welcomed the agreement reached between Israelis and Palestinians to end the deadly clashes in Palestinian territories, according to press reports.
“We have been informed of this by both parties. It's a welcome development and we'll be looking for full compliance by both sides,” said spokesman P.J. Crowley.
The deal was announced after former Israeli prime minister and Nobel peace laureate Shimon Peres held talks with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in Gaza to try to end more than a month of violence, reported AFP.
"During a meeting held tonight (Wednesday) in Gaza, an understanding was reached between Israel and the Palestinian Authority concerning a number of steps on the basis of Sharm el-Sheikh which are supposed to bring about a renewal of the security cooperation and a cessation to the violence and incitement," a spokesman for Barak told AFP – (Several Sources)
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