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Abbas Accepts Gradual Israeli Withdrawal

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says Palestinians could accept an Israeli military presence in the West Bank for a three-year transition period as part of a peace deal.  But Abbas says “whoever proposes 10 or 15 years for a transition” is not serious about an agreement. In an interview broadcast at an Israeli security conference,  Abbas said it is reasonable to allow Israel to "withdraw gradually" from the Jordan Valley, an area in the West Bank that borders Jordan...

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