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April 2, 2001
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The United States dissociated itself from a new Israeli policy to take a tougher stand against Palestinian violence. “There is no coordination between the United States and Israel with regard to their military actions against the Palestinians,” State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said. His comments came after Israeli Defense Minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer announced that Israel is ready to take off the gloves in the conflict with the Palestinians.

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