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Islamic Jihad ready to meet Qorei to discuss new truce with Israel

The Islamic Jihad is ready to meet Palestinian premier Ahmed Qorei to discuss a halt in attacks on Israelis, but a truce “made no sense” at the moment, the group’s spokesman warned. “We welcome any meeting with Palestinian prime minister Ahmed Qorei,” Jihad spokesman Khaled el-Batch said Tuesday in an interview with the Egyptian French-language weekly Al Ahram Hebdo. “If we find that the truce has a broad and positive political impact on the Palestinian people, we would study all aspects of it,” Batch was quoted as saying. Islamic Jihad and the larger Palestinian Islamic militant movement Hamas have been responsible for most of the suicide bombings against Israelis. Full Story

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