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World IN BRIEF : ISRAEL

Attempts to Kill Arafat Confirmed

August 17, 1996|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has faced several assassination attempts in recent weeks, a Palestinian architect of peace deals with Israel said in a newspaper interview. Asked to confirm leaks about the assassination attempts, Mahmoud Abbas, also known as Abu Maazen, told the daily Yediot Aharonot: "That's correct. There were several attempts."

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