Byline: Christine Spolar
JERUSALEM _ A leading Palestinian militant group has threatened to derail implementation of an internationally backed peace plan by announcing an end to cease-fire talks with the Palestinian Authority.
The announcement by a leader of the Islamic group Hamas surfaced Friday as the first challenge to the prospects of the "road map" peace plan endorsed by Israeli and Palestinian prime ministers at a summit this week in Jordan. It also appeared to surprise Palestinian Authority officials, who insisted that talks, scheduled for Sunday or Monday, were still on course.
The announcement was made by Hamas spokesman Abdel Aziz Rantisi on Al Jazeera …