Israeli and Palestinian officials are meeting for a second time today to prepare this week’s planned summit between Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. Abbas said it’s important to find agreement on key issues so the summit won’t be a failure. "We do not want to disappoint the Palestinian public or the Israeli public," Abbas told reporters. Abbas wants Israel to withdraw from towns in Judea and Samaria and release hundreds of Palestinian prisoners. Israel says terrorists with Jewish blood on their hands will not go free.
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