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Israel played down the possibility it would kill Yasser Arafat but demanded he be isolated internationally. “We don’t speak about killing. We didn’t speak about it before, and we don’t speak about it today,” Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom told reporters on Monday. The remarks come a day after Deputy Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s statement that “killing is definitely one of the options” Israel reserves vis-a-vis Arafat.

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