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September 24, 2004
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Hezbollah criticized Iraq’s prime minister for shaking hands with Israel’s foreign minister. The Lebanon-based Shi’ite militant fundamentalist group said in a statement that Tuesday’s handshake between Silvan Shalom and Ayad Allawi at the United Nations in New York is a “real affront to the Iraqi people and their history, culture and Muslim and pan-Arab commitment,” The Associated Press reported.

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