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News Brief

August 30, 2001
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Israel and the Palestinian Authority reached a cease-fire agreement covering the Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo and the nearby Arab town of Beit Jalla, Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres said after speaking by phone with Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat. In the first hours after Peres’ announcement, however, Palestinian gunmen and security forces directed fire at Gilo and at Israeli positions in Beit Jalla.

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