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October 29, 2004
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The United States wants Israel to transfer intact Gaza Strip settlements to the Palestinians. “All the parties involved, the international players, including the United States, as well as the Israelis, have been looking for a mechanism that can result in the peaceful transfer of property and the housing so that people can live there,” State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said Wednesday. “That’s, in our view, the best way to handle it, and that’s what we’ve been, I think, talking to people about in the past.”

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