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September 17, 2003
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Yasser Arafat’s new security adviser called for a cessation of Israeli-Palestinian violence to salvage peace talks. “I’m talking about a mutual cease-fire, an end to all the attacks by all sides,” Jibril Rajoub told Israel Radio on Tuesday. “We have no choice but to sit down and say enough killing and bloodshed.” Israel rejected the idea, saying the Palestinian Authority must crack down on the terrorists as required by the U.S.-backed “road map” peace plan.

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