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News Brief

May 5, 2003
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Yasser Arafat has established a national security council, contravening a key part of the “road map” toward Israeli-Palestinian peace. The new body to oversee security in the West Bank and Gaza Strip will report to Arafat, even though the road map calls for Palestinian security to be in the hands of the Palestinian Authority interior minister, who is accountable to the prime minister.

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