An Israeli official said that a request for U.S. aid to help cover the Gaza Strip withdrawal could be reduced. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s chief of staff said Wednesday that negotiations for a grant of $2 billion from Congress had been put on hold while the Bush administration deals with the ravages of Hurricane Katrina. “
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