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Hamas killing jolts peace process

Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) have differed sharply over the killing of a Hamas commander in the West Bank city of Hebron. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon hailed his troops for their “successful and highly important operation” and promised more such attacks if the PA did not tackle militant groups itself. But Palestinian officials accused Israel of seeking to prevent them securing a ceasefire deal. Hamas itself vowed revenge but said it would continue to consider a truce. In Jordan, US Secretary of State Colin Powell said the shooting of the Hamas commander was a “matter of concern” and expressed “regret” that “once again we had an incident that could be an impediment to progress”. Full Story

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