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U.S. Eases Demand for Palestinians to Curb Militants

The Bush administration has backed away from demands that the Palestinian Authority dismantle militant groups immediately, concerned that the authority’s security forces are too weak at this point to carry out a speedy crackdown, administration officials said today. The officials said that as a result of the changed thinking about Palestinian abilities, they had come to accept the cease-fire that the Palestinian prime minister, Mahmoud Abbas, negotiated last month with Hamas and other Palestinian groups. In June, when the cease-fire was negotiated, it was belittled by Israeli and American officials as a poor substitute for tough actions against militants. Lately, as attacks on Israelis have declined and support for Mr. Abbas among Palestinians seems to have grown, Americans have changed their tone. Full Story

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