The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations urged President Clinton to pressure the Palestinian Authority to transfer a Hamas militant to the United States for prosecution. Reports say Palestinian security officials arrested Mohammed Deif, who tops Israel’s most-wanted list and is believed responsible for the deaths of at least five American Jews. Palestinian officials have refused to confirm the arrest.
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