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Khaled Mashaal

Iran called threat to peace between Arabs, Israelis

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israeli and Palestinian officials are warning that Iran is actively working to promote violence here and undermine chances for an Arab-Israeli peace settlement. Palestinian officials, usually reluctant to acknowledge external threats, say privately they are worried that Iran has a growing involvement. Israeli military intelligence officials say that militant Palestinian cells are receiving money and arms indirectly supplied by Iran, through neighboring Syria and Lebanon. Outside involvement in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not new, since the leaders of militant groups including Hamas and Islamic Jihad have offices in Damascus, the Syrian capital. But...