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June 24, 2004
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Egypt gave Yasser Arafat two months to prepare Palestinian Authority security forces to take over the Gaza Strip once Israel withdraws. Egyptian intelligence chief Omar Suleiman delivered the ultimatum in a meeting with the P.A. president in Ramallah on Wednesday, pledging that if the reform requirement is met, Cairo will send advisers to Gaza to further bolster P.A. control there.

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