Palestinians Reject Bush's Call to Dismantle Hamas

(Reuters) The Palestinian Authority rejected Thursday President Bush's call to dismantle Hamas and other militant anti-Israeli groups. "The talk about dismantling factions is a flagrant call for a civil war that is rejected by the Palestinian people, the Palestinian Authority and by the factions, and it will never happen," said Ahmed Adel-Rahman, a senior aide to President Yasser Arafat. Abdel-Rahman's comments appeared to put the PA and the White House on a collision course. Abdallah al-Shani, a senior leader of the militant Islamic Jihad group, responded by describing Bush as a "terrorist."

2003-06-27 00:00:00

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