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Palestinians say many lie buried in Jenin's debris

THE MIDDLE EAST
Peace Buried in the Rubble That Was Jenin
The fallout from Israel's offensive in the Jenin refugee camp seemed certain to jeopardize peace efforts, despite Israeli assurances that the operation was aimed at rooting out potential suicide bombers. Describing conditions after the two-week siege as "horrifying beyond belief," U.N. Middle East envoy Terje Roed-Larson said Israel had "lost all moral ground" in the conflict. But U.S. President George W. Bush defended Prime Minister Ariel Sharon as a "man of peace," saying Israel was meeting a timetable to pull back from Palestinian territories. With the army...

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