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DANGEROUS GROUND: An Israeli soldier stands guard in a West Bank village

MIDDLE EAST
Israel Seizes Territory after Fresh Attacks
In two separate attacks in Jerusalem, Palestinian suicide bombers killed 26 Israelis and injured 124 others. The radical group Hamas claimed responsibility for the first; the Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, linked to Palestinian President Yasser Arafat's Fatah faction, claimed the second. The Palestinian Authority denounced the attacks and, after the second, Arafat issued an appeal for suicide bombing to stop. The Israeli government announced that it would seize parts of Palestinian Authority territory and hold them as long as attacks continue. Dozens of Israeli tanks and armored vehicles backed by helicopter...

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