A geographic dispute held up Israel’s handover of Jericho to Palestinian Authority control. The two sides deadlocked Tuesday over whether Al-Awja, a village outside the West Bank city, should be included in the handover. Israel’s military chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Moshe Ya’alon, ruled this out, and also rejected Palestinian demands for a removal of all checkpoints around Jericho, citing security concerns.
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