Israel's Olmert Planning Further Unilateral West Bank Pullout

March 5, 2006 - Posted at 1:12 p.m. CST

JERUSALEM (AP) _ A Palestinian official is denouncing Israel's

plan to unilaterally set its final borders within four years.

Saeb Erekat said it shows Israel is

planning to dictate, not negotiate.

A former Israeli security chief says Israel's acting premier

plans on another unilateral West Bank withdrawal after forming

Israel's next government.

Border-setting is the key agenda of Acting Prime Minister Ehud

Olmert's party. It holds a commanding lead

going into Israel's March 28th elections.

Israel will seek crucial U.S. backing for any further West Bank

unilateral pullouts. Hamas militants sworn to Israel's destruction

will soon rule the Palestinian Authority.

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