Hamas Rejects PA Request to Halt Kassam Attacks

(Jerusalem Post) Khaled Abu Toameh - Hamas confirmed Thursday that it had rejected a request by the PA to stop firing Kassam rockets at Israel. PA officials said earlier this week that many Palestinians in Gaza were unhappy with the attacks because they invited harsh IDF responses. Sami Abu Zuhari, a spokesman for Hamas in Gaza, also expressed opposition to an Egyptian security presence in Gaza after the planned Israeli withdrawal and said the other Palestinian factions shared Hamas's position. Palestinian sources in Ramallah said on Thursday that the Egyptians were running out of patience with Arafat, who has yet to fulfill his promise to implement reforms and cede control over the PA security forces.

2004-06-09 00:00:00

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