Back-to-back suicide bombings killed at least 14 people in the Middle East Sunday, as world leaders respond to Israel's occupation of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's presidential compound in the West Bank town of Ramallah.

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat said Thursday he was willing to implement an unconditional cease-fire with Israel, a move that could pave the way toward a U.S.-brokered truce Palestinians rejected earlier in the week.

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Tuesday conditions were "not yet ripe" for lifting a travel ban on Yasser Arafat, despite U.S. pressure to allow the Palestinian leader to travel to an Arab summit in Beirut.

As Israel continues to retaliate for a round of deadly attacks over the weekend, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon announced Monday that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was free to travel in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

In his strongest appeal for an end to anti-Israel violence, Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat Sunday called for a halt to all "terrorist activity" against Israel, threatening to arrest those who carry out armed attacks.

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