ISRAELI ARMOURED PERSONNEL CARRIERS LEAVE IN A CONVOY FROM THE WEST
BANK TOWN OF BEIT JALA.
Israeli armoured personnel carriers leave in a convoy from the West
Bank town of Beit Jala March 18, 2002. Israel began to withdraw troops
overnight from recently occupied Palestinian areas in a move which
could serve as a precursor for a new U.S.-brokered truce effort to end
18 months of bloodshed. REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen