Abbas rejects crackdown on terrorists

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 | 
The Palestinian leader also rejected the key demand of the internationally-backed “roadmap” peace plan, which calls for terrorist groups to be dismantled. "Israelis want Palestinian blood to be spilled, and we don't accept that," Abbas said. "This is a red line. We run our security in our own way, for our people's protection. We work day and night, but there are obstacles and progress is slow." At the same time, he said, "The Palestinian Authority is acting to prevent chaos and a proliferation of guns on the streets and in public places." So far, he has had little success.

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