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January 20, 2003


Why not buy Israeli-made products?
January 20, 2003 -- Ariel Sharon's official campaign T-shirts have been linked to a terrorist group that wants to wipe out Israel, it was revealed last night.
The embarrassing discovery had Sharon's political aides scrambling to save face by claiming they knew nothing about it.

Thousands of the "The People Want Sharon" shirts (photo, right) were made in a West Bank factory by a Palestinian with links to a militant group regarded by the Israeli government as a terrorist organization.

They were produced for the Israeli prime minister's ruling Likud Party in Beit Jala, a village near Bethlehem.

The factory owner is a local political leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the radical group behind the 2001 assassination of Rehavam Ze'evi, Sharon's close Cabinet colleague.