KEY POINTS: MIDDLE EAST PEACE From Secretary of State Powell's
remarks in Cambodia, 6/18/03
Both Israeli and Palestinian leaders realize that they can't
allow a wave of terrorism to stand in the way of progress on the Road
The fact that Palestinian Prime Minister Abbas and the
Israeli security authorities are talking about a handover in Gaza and
talking seriously is progress, but that progress has not yet culminated
in an agreement.
As we continue implementing the Road Map, the
U.S. will work very hard with our partners in the region, in the
European Union and elsewhere to add to the capacity of the Palestinian
Authority so that they can increase their reach in Gaza and ultimately
to the West Bank communities as well.