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        8/29/2010, Elul 19, 5770

      Hamas: We'll Choke PA if it Compromises


      On the eve of talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority in Washington this week, Hamas held a rally in Gaza on Friday, in which speakers threatened to “choke” the PA if it agreed to any compromise on Arab control of Jerusalem. Any compromise on the full return of descendants of Arabs who fled Israel in 1948 to return to their original homes would “not be accepted by the Palestinian people,” speakers said.

      Speakers at the rally promised that the “deciding battle” against Israel would take place soon. “This is not just a statement for the press,” the speakers said.