U.S. officials are encouraging the Palestinian Authority to use existing laws to keep advocates of violence from running in legislative elections. The United States will not openly advocate banning Hamas and other terrorist groups from running in the January elections, a Bush administration official told JTA, but it is urging P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas to apply 1995 election rules that ban candidates from inciting violence or maintaining ties with terrorists.
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