NETHERLANDS: Children in a School of Terror

A wave of revulsion and anger swept The Netherlands last week after terrorists seized more than 150 hostages in an effort to force the Dutch government to accept their revolutionary demands. The hostages included 55 passengers of an express train on the Utrecht-Groningen line and—to the particular fury and fear of the nation—105 children and five primary school teachers from the village of Bovensmilde. For four emotion-filled days, the children were held inside their school. Then, because most of them seemed to have fallen victim to a stomach virus, they were unexpectedly...

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