Habash plans Palestinian poll boycott

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GEORGE HABASH, the veteran leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, has condemned Yasser Arafat as a traitor to the Palestinian cause, calling for an escalation of the intifada in the occupied territories, writes Robert Fisk. 'We throw him upon the garbage,' Mr Habash said angrily during an interview in Damascus, where Palestinian groups were meeting to plan a boycott of next year's elections.

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