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Unidentified bishops and a cardinal listen to Pope John Paul II's address to the faithful in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican during the general audience Wednesday, April 24, 2002.

THE MIDDLE EAST
Nothing to Hide, But in No Hurry to Comply
Ignoring a fresh U.S. call for a complete pullback from reoccupied Palestinian areas, Israel sent tanks and troops back into the city of Qalqiliya and three villages, while asking the U.N. to delay — pending clarifications — a fact-finding mission to investigate Israeli forces' attack on the Jenin refugee camp. Denying allegations of a massacre at Jenin, Israel insists that the U.N. inquiry include an investigation of Palestinian "terrorism" and that both sides agree on a framework for the U.N. team's activities. In Ramallah, the Greek...

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