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August 22 2005

18 August 2005
Main headlines

– The president: We have given directives to give reparations to victims of riots

– Yemeni security delegation meets 46 Yemeni detainees in Guantanamo

– Bahrain's interior minister to visit Sana'a in September

– Contacts with the American side regarding the release of Sheik al-Moayad

The newspaper's editorial says the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza Strip should be a step forward for the comprehensive pullout from the Palestinian and Arab territories occupied in 1967 and a prelude to the establishment of the Palestinian independent state with Al-Quds as its capital.

At that point it could be deemed as a serious beginning to terminate the Arab-Israeli conflict by realization of comprehensive peace in the Middle East. This is the perspective through which Yemen looks at the situation.

As for the Palestinian people, the withdrawal from Gaza means return of a part of the Palestinian land and would enhance their hope in the acceleration of the Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank and the establishment of their independent viable state.

The greater meaning behind the Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip is that it comes in circumstances that seemed inconvenient neither at the Arab nor the international situation. The Arab situation has reached to its worst state and the international situation is rather imbalanced and governed by criteria of double standard in dealing with the Palestinian just cause.