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Abbas Cuts Ties with Muslim Militants After Bomb

Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday cut contacts with Islamic militants and vowed to crack down on them after a suicide bomber killed 20 people on a Jerusalem bus, Palestinian security officials said. The reformist Abbas acted after overnight meetings with security officials in the wake of the blast which dealt a critical blow to a seven-week-old ceasefire underpinning a U.S.-backed “road map” to peace. “It was decided after these meetings that the Palestinian Authority would stop all forms of dialogue with Hamas and the Islamic Jihad. It holds them responsible for harming the higher national interest of the Palestinian people,” a senior security official told Reuters. Full Story

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