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Sharon pins the Palestinian gunrunner operation on Iran, and here, say the Israelis, is the evidence

Ariel Sharon stood on the dock at Israel's Red Sea port Eilat. Arrayed around him were row upon row of rifles, rockets, missiles and ammunition. Israeli commandos had snatched the weapons from a boat Israel claims was smuggling the arms to the Palestinian Authority. Sharon accused Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat of wanting to blow up the faint, remaining hopes of peace with this lethal, 50-ton haul. But it was not for Arafat, whom Sharon consistently calls a terrorist, that the Israeli Prime Minister had his bitterest words. Those he reserved for Iran, which Israel maintains was the supplier of the cache....

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