The Palestinian Authority gave its security forces new powers to rein in terrorists. At an emergency meeting Sunday, P.A. President Yasser Arafat and other political leaders issued an order to arrest terrorists involved in attacks on Israelis. A P.A. statement said this was not the appropriate time to carry out attacks against Israel, and the leaders banned all armed demonstrations and any public display of arms.
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