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December 24, 2001
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An Islamic Jihad leader said his group would continue attacking Israel. The comments made by Ramadan Abdullah Shalah, published in a London newspaper, came after conflicting reports last week about whether the group would suspend its terror activities, and after the militant group Hamas said it would stop suicide bombings in Israel. Meanwhile, the Al-Aksa Martyrs Brigade of Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat’s Fatah Party, said it would increase attacks in the West Bank and on Israeli soldiers “if Israel continues its attacks against the Palestinians. “

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