Militants on both sides vow to press on despite summit
Jerusalem-AP -- Talk of peace at the Mideast summit with President Bush, and vows to keep fighting from militants on both sides.Hamas militants say the new Palestinian prime minister, Mahmoud Abbas (mahk-MOOD' ah-BAHS'), has sold them out. Jewish settlers are angry with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who was once their patron.
Settlers rallied Wednesday against creation of a Palestinian state. A Cabinet minister told them the summit means hope only for the evil. The settlers say the Palestinian territories should be part of Israel, but the U-S-backed peace plan calls for creation of a Palestinian state by 2005.
In Gaza, meanwhile, Hamas leaders say they'll never give up their goal of destroying Israel. They say they are willing to discuss a cease-fire, however.
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