Ariel Sharon and Mahmoud Abbas are expected to meet Tuesday. King Abdullah of Jordan, who spoke with Sharon by telephone Wednesday, said the Israeli prime minister agreed to hold the summit Oct. 11. Aides to Sharon and Abbas confirmed that a meeting was set for next week but said the timing and venue had not been decided. At the summit, Sharon is expected to urge the Palestinian Authority president to honor his commitment under the U.S.-led “road map” peace plan to crack down on terrorist groups. Abbas will ask Sharon to free more Palestinian security prisoners as a goodwill gesture. It will be their first meeting since Israel completed its Gaza Strip withdrawal last month. A summit had been scheduled for Oct. 2 but was postponed amid a flare-up of violence in Gaza.
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