U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell welcomed Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat’s decision to outlaw the armed wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Israel had demanded the move after the PFLP claimed responsibility for last week’s slaying of Tourism Minister Rehavam Ze’evi. Calling the assassination a “challenge” to Arafat’s authority, Powell said, “I’m glad to see that he is responding to that challenge.”
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