The Independent offers continued coverage of outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert?s recent public acknowledgement that Israel will have to return to the 1967 borders in order to reach a peace deal (1). An autopsy of the Palestinian shepherd who was found dead near Nablus reveals that he was killed by shrapnel from a grenade (2). As the holy month of Ramadan draws to a close, Hamas and Fatah pledge to seek unity at upcoming meetings in Cairo (3), however Hamas has allegedly planned to name one if its own high officials as interim president when Mahmoud Abbas? term expires in January (7).

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