Israel announces lifting of restrictions on Palestinians

Published June 14th, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

Israel will begin within the next 48 hours to lift its restrictions on the movement of Palestinians and to re-deploy its troops in the occupied territories, the defense ministry announced Wednesday, June 13. 


"The Israeli army will facilitate within 48 hours traffic movements in the territories and the passage of goods," a statement said. "During those 48 hours, Israel will also alleviate the living conditions of the Palestinians and modify its military presence on the ground," the statement added. 


"Other measures of pacification are also to be carried out in common by the Palestinians and Israel next week," it said. ― (AFP, Jerusalem) 


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