Palestinian PM, Israeli defense chief discuss West Bank security, Gaza siege

13:41, July 06, 2010      

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Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on Monday said he discussed with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak boosting the Palestinian security forces' presence in the West Bank and lifting Gaza blockade.

"We raised the security aspect in the meeting," Fayyad told reporters in Ramallah after he returned from the first high-level meeting between Palestinian and Israeli officials since 2008.

"We stressed that the frequent Israeli raids in our territories must be ended. This is very important because it runs counter to the Palestinian National Authority (PNA)'s efforts to prepare for the establishment of the statehood," Fayyad said.

Fayyad added that he informed Barak that the PNA must be allowed to operate freely in all the West Bank, regardless of the classification of areas, referring to Oslo agreement which divided the West Bank into A, B, and C areas, leaving the PNA in full control of only the A area that makes 17 percent of the West Bank lands.

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