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Hamas leader Sheikh Yassin rules out truce with Israel

Hamas spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin ruled out any prospect of a truce while Israel continues its “aggression” against the Palestinian people. “Today is not the time to speak of a truce while the enemy continues its aggression,” Yassin said in a press conference here on Wednesday, his first since he survived an Israeli assassination attempt on September 6. He said the question of a truce, which was proposed by Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat last week, had not been raised during recent talks between Hamas and Palestinian prime minister-designate Ahmed Qorei. Arafat said in an interview with the Israeli newspaper Yediot Aharonot last week that Hamas had shown “a positive attitude” towards the idea of signing up to a truce with Israel. Full Story

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