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Friday, 4 January, 2002, 12:26 GMT
Israel 'seizes arms shipment'
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Israel has intercepted a boat which it says was carrying 50 tons of weapons destined for the Palestinian Authority.

Israeli forces seized the ship in the Red Sea, at the southern tip of the country, according to Israeli media reports.

There has been no statement on the incident from the Palestinians.

The reported interception came shortly after Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon told US special envoy Anthony Zinni that the Palestinians were trying to smuggle arms into territories under its control, Israel radio reported.

Mr Zinni is currently holding talks with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in the West Bank town of Ramallah.

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