Ramallah, Israel - State of
MAHMOUD ABBAS ATTENDS NEWS CONFERENCE IN RAMALLAH.
Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas attends a news conference in
the West Bank City of Ramallah June 9, 2003. Abbas denounced new
attacks by militant groups that threaten a U.S.-backed peace plan and
vowed to press on with efforts to persuade them to agree a ceasefire.