Palestinians vow revenge for clampdown


JERUSALEM: Islamic Jihad vowed yesterday swift revenge for the recent Israeli army clampdown on militants as US Secretary of State Colin Powell and UN chief Kofi Annan urged both sides to seek reconciliation. 

Their plea came just hours after several radical Palestinian movements, including Hamas and Islamic Jihad, rejected an Egyptian proposal for a year-long halt to anti-Israeli attacks on the second day of truce talks in Cairo. 

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