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Hamas rules out return to truce

The Palestinian militant group Hamas has ruled out an immediate suspension of attacks on Israeli targets. The group’s spiritual leader, Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, said it was prepared to have a dialogue with Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei. But he said a truce had failed in the past because Israel did not want peace or security for the Palestinians. Sheikh Yassin was responding to a call by Mr Qurei for Palestinian militant groups to end acts of violence. He and other Hamas leaders were addressing several hundred followers who had gathered after Friday prayers at a rally in Gaza City. Full Story

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