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April 5, 2004
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Ariel Sharon said Yasser Arafat shouldn’t think Israel can’t touch him. The Israeli prime minister told Israeli television Friday that it was not clear whether the Palestinian Authority president could stay in his leadership position forever, according to news reports. Israel’s Security Cabinet in September approved the principle of removing Arafat from power, but hasn’t done it for fear of inflaming Arab and world opinion.

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