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Arafat ready to meet Sharon, for negotiations; Hamas, al-Jihad for escalation of resistance

The Palestinian President Yasser Arafat has announced he wishes to meet with the Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon immediately and to return back to the negotiations in order to end the conflict. Meantime, Hamas and the Islamic Jihad movements and the People’s Front for the Liberation of Palestine called for escalating resistance operations against the Israeli occupation. In an interview with the Israeli TV on whether he will sit with Sharon after his winning the elections in Israel, Arafat said that the Palestinians are persistent to return back to the table of negotiations as soon as possible. Arafat added that he is ready for “general truce.” Full Story

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