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  8/7/2007, Av 23, 5767

Peres and Olmert Formulate Secret Withdrawal Plan


Political analyst Akiva Eldar told Army Radio that a secret deal exists, drawn up by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and President Shimon Peres, to relinquish most of Judea and Samaria, as well as chunks of pre-1967 Israel to Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah terror group.

The deal would entail the retention of some Jewish blocs of settlement in Judea and Samaria, to be exchanged for tracts of land within Israel's Green Line.

Reportedly, the option of exchanging Israeli-Arab villages as those pre-'67 lands is being explored, in order to retain Avigdor Lieberman's support for such an initiative.