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Security tops upcoming peace talks
Security forms a key issue in the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2010 21:07 GMT


Security, is one of the key issues for Israel in the upcoming peace talks. Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister has already said Israel's security demands will come first before any discussions on borders and final status issues.

Among Israel's security concerns is the Jordan valley. This is an area that was occupied in 1967 and is meant to be part of a future Palestinian state.

Israel, however, wants to maintain a military presence in the Jordan Valley to make sure it remains a buffer zone protecting Israel from any external threat. It insists that any future Palestinian state must be 'demilitarized' which raises the question for whom will the Palestinian state be providing security Palestinians or Israelis?

Al Jazeera's Nisreen El-Shamayleh reports from the West Bank.

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