Peres expects PM to remove W. Bank settlements

March 3, 2007 21:12


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Prime Minister Ehud Olmert remains committed to the dismantling of Jewish West Bank settlements, but the scope of removal depends on whether Hamas recognizes Israel, Vice Premier Shimon Peres said Saturday. Olmert shelved the unilateral approach after last summer's war with Hizbullah; Israel had unilaterally pulled out of Lebanon in 2000, and the withdrawal was widely seen as a seed for the 2006 war, sparked by a Hizbullah cross-border attack on Israel. Asked Saturday whether the dismantling of settlements was still on the government's agenda, Peres told Channel Two: "Settlements will be removed, yes. Not all settlements, and I'm not even sure that most of the settlements (will be removed)."

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