Israel Plans Additional Gestures to PA
(IsraelNN.com) Israeli officials are planning additional "gestures" to ease restrictions on Palestinian Authority Arabs, according to Army Radio. Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and Defense Minister Ehud Barak will discuss the plans with United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Sunday. Rice said Saturday that one of her goals in her current trip to the region was to convince Israel to ease travel for PA Arabs in Judea and Samaria.
Security officials said Israel will remove dozens of roadblocks in Judea and Samaria and will remove one or two checkpoints as well. Senior PA businessmen will be granted reduced travel restrictions, and thousands more PA Arabs will be granted permits allowing them to work for Israeli employers.