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August 12, 2005
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The leader of a U.S. congressional delegation to Israel said Congress would be willing to continue financially assisting the Palestinian Authority if terrorism abates. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), who is in Israel with other Democratic representatives, said he was pleased to see Israeli and Palestinian security officials cooperating on plans for Israel’s withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and would be asking Palestinian Authority leaders to make more arrests and take other action against terrorists.

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