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December 5, 2002
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German officials are debating whether to provide Israel with tanks. German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder reaffirmed on Wednesday his earlier decision to provide two Patriot missile systems, citing support for Israel’s right to defend itself in the event of an Iraqi attack.

But no decision has been made on whether Israel will get any of the Fuchs transport tanks it requested, partly because of concern that the tanks could be used for offensive purposes.

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