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Sunday, June 29, 2003

FATAH joins "truce" after all, and Israel withdraws from Gaza

ABC: "The truce was put together by West Bank Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti, who is in an Israeli prison during a trial on murder charges stemming from Palestinian attacks that killed 26 Israelis."

"As part of the 'road map' plan, the Palestinians are to dismantle the militant groups, but Abbas has said he will not confront them militarily."

MSNBC: "Witnesses said Israeli armour rumbled out of the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanoun towards the Israeli border as part of a withdrawal from areas reoccupied in the Gaza Strip during a 33-month Palestinian uprising for statehood."