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November 4, 1998
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Palestinian security agents foiled Iranian-backed attempts by the Islamic militant group Hamas to assassinate Yasser Arafat, according to an aide to the Palestinian leader. Iran is training and funding a secret Hamas group to carry out Arafat’s assassination as well as suicide bombings against Israeli targets, said Tayyeb Abdel Rahim, the secretary-general of the Palestinian Authority.

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