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Sharon Suggests Future Attacks on Syria

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suggested in an interview published Friday that Israel could strike again at Syrian targets, but backtracked on threats to expel Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Sharon’s veiled warning to Syria came two weeks after Israeli warplanes attacked a suspected militant training camp just north of the Syrian capital, in response to an Islamic Jihad suicide bombing in the city of Haifa that killed 21. Israeli and U.S. intelligence officials have said the Ein Saheb camp was being used by various groups, including Palestinian militants from Hamas and Islamic Jihad, under Syrian supervision and with Iranian funding. Syria and the Islamic Jihad said the base had long been abandoned. In an interview with The Jerusalem Post, Sharon said that “it must be clear to the Syrians that Israel will not tolerate such terrorist activity.” Full Story

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