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Full Text of the Cabinet Reply

The Cabinet sent a three-point reply to the United States this afternoon in response to the questions posed regarding the future status of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. It read as follows:

1. The Government of Israel considers it vital to continue the peace-making process between Israel and its neighbors.

2. The Government of Israel agrees that five years after the application of the administrative autonomy in Judaea, Samaria and the Gaza District, which will come into force upon the establishment of peace, the nature of the future relations between the parties will be considered and agreed upon, at the suggestion of any of the parties.

3. For the purpose of reaching an agreement, the parties will conduct negotiations between them with the participation of representatives of the residents of Judean, Samaria and Gaza as elected in accordance with the administrative autonomy.

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