Sharon says Arafat, Nasrallah - not immune from assassination attacks
Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Thursday that Yasser Arafat will not be able to remain in his position forever and it is not “impossible” Israel would not act against him in the future.
Asked if Arafat and Hizbullah chief Hassan Nasrallah are targets for assassination, Sharon said, "I wouldn't suggest either of them feels immune...Anyone who kills a Jew or harms an Israeli citizen, or sends people to kill Jews, is a marked man. Period."
In an interview with Haaretz to be published in full on Monday, the Israeli leader stressed his "desire" to carry out his "Gaza disengagement plan," and to withdraw from Gaza Strip and four settlements in the northern West Bank.
However, he added Israel's war against "terror" will continue and intensify after the withdrawal.
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