Thursday, March 17, 2005

Palestinian Terrorists Agree To Halt Attacks Through 2005

I guess they are calling this a "cease-fire" but I don't think that term really applies. Regardless, this is indeed a big step on the long road to solving the Israeli/Palestinian impasse.

CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - Palestinian militant groups agreed Thursday to a truce with Israel until the end of this year on condition that Israel halts violence against Palestinians and frees prisoners, participants at a meeting in Cairo said.

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon called the statement by Palestinians "a positive first step." A statement from Sharon's office said he made the remarks to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who called Sharon to fill him in on the talks between the Palestinian factions.