Israel agreed to pull its troops out of Bethlehem and the Gaza Strip. The pullback, slated for Monday night, was agreed to in meetings between Israeli and Palestinian security officials that were mediated by U.S. peace envoy Anthony Zinni. Israeli security sources also said Israel and the Palestinians would renew security coordination in the coming days.
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