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August 28, 2003
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The White House says Yasser Arafat’s call for Palestinian terrorist groups to renew their “cease-fire” shows he is “part of the problem.” Claire Buchan, a White House spokeswoman, said Wednesday that the Palestinian Authority president’s comments are insufficient. Instead, she said, the Palestinian Authority must dismantle terrorist groups and consolidate the various P.A. security forces under Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas.

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