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March 6, 2006
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An Israeli military official said the Arrow anti-ballistic missile system can intercept and destroy an incoming missile from Iran. The high-ranking Israeli Defense Force official, who was unnamed, told the Jerusalem Post on Thursday that the system could be used on a missile with a nuclear warhead. “We will shoot all of Iran’s missiles’ down,” the official told the newspaper. “The Arrow knows how to intercept the Shihab missile.”

Israel’s foreign minister asked Britain’s prime minister to deny Hamas international recognition. Tzipi Livni met with Tony Blair on Thursday in London, part of her campaign to get Western states to end assistance to a new Palestinian Authority government led by the terrorist group Hamas. The European Union agreed earlier this week to provide $143 million in urgent aid to the Palestinian Authority before a Hamas-led government takes office.

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