HAMAS REJECTS PA CEASEFIRE
RAMALLAH [MENL] -- The largest Palestinian opposition group has rejected aceasefire declared by the Palestinian Authority. Hamas announced it would not honor a ceasefire declaration by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. Abbas said on Tuesday at an Arab-Israeli summit in Egypt that the PA and all insurgency groups would end attacks on Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon also announced an end to offensive military operations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.