Former Arab Warlord Ready for Coexistence with Israel

[The Australian] Martin Chulov - As a leading figure in Islamic Jihad in the West Bank, Mohammed Ghawanmeh, 52, of Jalazone spent most of his working life in and out of Israeli prisons. "But since I was released from prison (in 2000), I have looked away from the past. There is no other option but to form peace with Israel and get on with building a state." "We are not going back [to homes in Israel] and we know it," he says. "If they offered anything like what Barak, Arafat and Clinton talked about in 2000, we should absolutely, positively take it, no questions asked," he says.

2008-05-13 01:00:00

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