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Russia to Sell Palestinians Arms if Israel Agrees

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said on Friday Moscow would supply military hardware to the Palestinian Authority only if Israel agreed.Plans to sell the Palestinian Authority 50 armored personnel carriers (APCs) were put on hold since last September. But Russian Armed Forces chief-of-staff General Yuri Baluyevsky said on Thursday that the plan could be revived if a visit by leaders of the Islamist Hamas group to Moscow planned for early March went well. “Supplies of military hardware to Palestine can only be carried out with Israel’s consent and through its territory,” Ivanov said in televised comments. Full Story

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