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September 29, 2004
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The Palestinian Authority’s prime minister called on his people to rethink their fight against Israel. “This anniversary should make us all — the people, factions and Palestinian Authority — reconsider the past four years, where we went wrong and where we went right,” Ahmed Qurei told reporters in Ramallah on Tuesday, referring to an armed revolt launched four years ago this week. Many Palestinian moderates have urged for an abandonment of terrorism and guerrilla tactics in favor of a nonviolent quest for statehood alongside Israel. But Hamas and Islamic Jihad, two leading terrorist groups, vowed to continue seeking the Jewish state’s destruction.

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