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Court challenge against dropping Sharon case
Updated: 2004-06-16 14:19

A Palestinian man walks next to concrete blocks where the Israeli separation barrier will be built in Al-Ram, on the edges of Jerusalem. [AFP]
An anti-corruption watchdog group mounted a legal challenge on Wednesday against a decision to drop a long-running bribery case against Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, court sources said.

The petition was filed by the Movement for Quality in Government a day after Israeli Attorney-General Menachem Mazuz closed his investigation, saying he lacked evidence to charge Sharon. The ruling was seen as a boost for Sharon's Gaza withdrawal plan.

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