World Watch

MIDDLE EAST
As Israel Makes War, Bush Calls for Peace
In the middle ages a church was a place of sanctuary. In the Middle East today, one has become a battle scene. After more than 200 Palestinians fled into the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, said to be the site of Jesus' birth, Israeli soldiers laid siege for four days, peppering the 1,500-year-old building with bullets and, according to those trapped inside, blowing off the rear door. Elsewhere Israeli forces rolled into the West Bank towns of Hebron, Nablus and Jenin and continued to confine Palestinian leader...

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