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February 15, 2005
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The assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri was a result of Beirut’s failure to rein in terrorism, Israeli officials said. “He lived in a dangerous country and they should have gotten control over that country,” Israel’s deputy prime minister, Shimon Peres, told Reuters after Hariri was killed in a Beirut car bombing Monday. Instead, Peres said, the Lebanese government “surrendered to all kinds of terrorists.”

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