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Arafat fears Israeli attack

Ramallah, Dec. 31 (Reuters): Palestinian President Yasser Arafat said today he feared Israel might exploit a possible US war on Iraq to escalate its own military attacks against Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Speaking at a rally in Ramallah to mark the 1965 founding of his Fatah faction, Arafat also said Palestinians “extended a hand for peace” with Israel and welcomed a recent call by international mediators for a truce.

He reiterated his opposition to attacks on Israeli and Palestinian civilians in an uprising against occupation in which at least 1,755 Palestinians and 675 Israelis have been killed.

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