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Hamas ready to cooperate, but only in Gaza

Hamas said yesterday that it would stop attacking Israeli targets from Gaza if Ariel Sharon carried out his proposed withdrawal from the strip. But it maintained its right to fight against Israeli occupation of the West Bank and retaliate for the assassination of its leaders. Despite almost constant vows of revenge by mourners since the death of its leader, Abdel-Aziz al-Rantissi, senior officials want to continue discussing with the Palestinian Authority how Hamas could take a political role when and if Israel evacuates 18 settlements in the strip and withdraws its troops. Full Story

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