Oct 19, 2000
JERUSALEM [MENL] -- Israel has begun the pullout of tanks and troops fromforward positions in Palestinian areas as officials expressed concern overan escalation of violence in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
CAIRO [MENL] -- Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is under pressure fromhardline Arab states that have expressed concern that the weekend ArabLeague summit will take no action against Israel.
Oct 18, 2000
CAIRO [MENL] -- U.S. President Bill Clinton has succeeded in ramming througha ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority thatincludes secret security provisions monitored by Washington.