Abbas, Sharon Plan Cease-Fire Announcement

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas from file photos.

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas from file photos. White House hide caption

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After four years of violence, Israeli and Palestinian leaders will announce a formal cease-fire on Tuesday, according to officials from both camps. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has concluded two days of separate meetings with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

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