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Israel dismisses Palestinian truce offer, pursues hunt for militants

Israel dismissed as a deceptive “honeytrap” a proposal by a top aide to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat for an indefinite ceasefire and continued its deadly pursuit of wanted militants. “We are not going to be lulled into this honeytrap of a ‘hudna,’ or ceasefire,” Ranan Gissin told AFP Tuesday upon hearing the proposal by Arafat’s national security adviser, Jibril Rajub. The spokesman belittled the proposal, saying it was merely a reaction to Israel’s decision last week to “remove” Arafat in the wake of two suicide attacks in Jerusalem and near Tel Aviv. “We have been deceived many times by Arafat,” Gissin said. “When you put pressure on them, threatening to remove Arafat from here and remove this obstacle of peace, suddenly they act. “After being in the first horror movie called ‘hudna’ (truce), in which we participated not as spectators but as actors, allow us to be a little suspicious.” Full Story

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