Sunday, February 06, 2005

Getting Used to It

Get used to the theme of this newspaper headline.

It'll keep repeating itself.

Israel Agrees to Release 900 Prisoners; Palestinians Want More

JERUSALEM, Feb. 3 - Israel agreed Thursday to release 900 Palestinian prisoners and to gradually pull back troops from West Bank cities, moves intended to improve the political climate ahead of next week's summit meeting between the Israeli and Palestinian leaders.
But the Palestinians demanded the release of additional prisoners, including some who are ill and those who have already served long terms for serious offenses. Israel, which is expected to free mostly prisoners serving relatively short sentences, rejected the demand, and the talks broke up late Thursday night without agreement on that issue.

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