Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz has instructed the army to prepare for the handover of Bethlehem to the Palestinian Authority (PA) next week and the town of Kalkiliya the week after. That would leave Ramallah, the headquarters of the PA, as the last of five towns Israel has promised to hand over to Palestinian control under the cease-fire agreement. Three others towns that are terrorist strongholds will not be handed over at this time--Nablus, Jenin and Hebron.
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