Summit summary

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A look at agreements reached during the summit attended by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Jordanian King Abdullah II:

• Cease-fire
Abbas said Palestinians will halt all violence against Israelis. Sharon said Israel will stop military activity against all Palestinians. Israel would also stop its controversial targeted killing operations against wanted Palestinians, so long as the Palestinians keep militants under control. After Sharon’s declaration of an end to military operations, the two sides would go back to operating as they did before the 2000 outbreak of fighting.

• Prisoners
Israel will immediately release 500 Palestinian prisoners as a goodwill gesture, with 400 more to be freed later.

• Transfer of towns
Israel will transfer security control of five West Bank towns to Palestinian forces within three weeks.

• Ambassadors
Egypt and Jordan say they will return their ambassadors to Israel. The diplomats were recalled following the outbreak of violence in late 2000.

• House calls
Abbas accepted an invitation to visit Sharon at his ranch in Israel. Sharon also said he would like the next meeting between the two leaders to be in the West Bank town of Ramallah.


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