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Sharon Says Israel Could Kill Arafat

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Friday threatened his long-time foe Yasser Arafat with assassination in barbed comments in which he called the veteran Palestinian president a poor insurance risk. Sharon, who is under fire in Israel over his plan for a Gaza pullout and over a bribery scandal, also included Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, leader of Lebanon’s Hizbollah guerrilla group, in threats issued in a series of newspaper interviews. “I wouldn’t suggest either one of them should feel secure. I wouldn’t propose that any insurance company give them coverage,” Sharon told Israel’s Haaretz daily. “Anyone who kills a Jew or harms an Israeli citizen, or sends someone to kill Jews, is a marked man. Period.” Full Story

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