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Australian PM says Hamas must renounce violence after win

Australian Prime Minister John Howard urged radical Islamist group Hamas to renounce violence after the organisation swept to power in Palestinian elections. Howard, a staunch ally of the US administration of

President George W. Bush, echoed US sentiment in saying that the election of Hamas would not help diplomatic efforts to bring peace to the Middle East. “Hamas has been democratically elected and that fact has to be accepted,” Howard told Australian Associated Press. Full Story

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