Negotiations now going on between Egypt and Israel under the aegis of the United States are mainly centred on the future of the Israeli occupied territories of Gaza the West Bank of the Jordan.
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SHAFI: "I don't see, we don't see what significance talking about self rule and whether it is implemented in Gaza or on the West Bank first while it appears there is a definite agreement for the Israelis to continue resettling and establishing new settlements in the West Bank and Gaza. I don't see anything whether the Egyptian presence or whatever else will amount to anything".
WOMAN: "I'm worried if what Sadat wants comes true. I think Sadat wants to take over the area, there's no doubt about it and its very very bad. Still we can't live here in three settlements on our own without being an integral part of the Israel state without the israeli Army being here to protect us".
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Background: Negotiations now going on between Egypt and Israel under the aegis of the United States are mainly centred on the future of the Israeli occupied territories of Gaza the West Bank of the Jordan.
SYNOPSIS: Gaza has been under Israeli military rule since 1967. Before the Six Day War which altered the lines held by Egypt and Israel, it had been under Egyptian military rule, though never annexed by Egypt. It's densely settled, but is not recognised as a part of any country. One of the former Egyptian military Governors was Dr Hatami Abdul Shafi.
But there is also disagreement on the Israeli side, concerning the occupied territories. The Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan has said he would accept local elections in the occupied territories by 1979, but Prime Minister Menachem Begin rejected the plan out of hand. One American expatriate living in Gaza had this to say.
Moshe Dayan says Israel will accept no more amendments to the draft peace treaty. It was now up to President Sadat of Egypt.