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A soldier rescues a portrait from Arafat's compound

ISRAEL
Attack and Counterattack
The most violent week in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since the start of the Aqsa intifadeh nearly 17 months ago left more than 50 people dead. Palestinians turned to military targets, killing six Israeli soldiers at a checkpoint near Ramallah. In response, Israel Defense Forces sent tanks into Gaza City, blew up the Voice of Palestine radio and TV station and for the first time fired on Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's Ramallah compound, where he has been under virtual house arrest since December. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon addressed Israelis on TV, promising to set...

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