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Tensions, Attacks Rise in West Bank

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Tensions, Attacks Rise in West Bank

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Tensions, Attacks Rise in West Bank

Tensions, Attacks Rise in West Bank

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A period of relative calm in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip is over. Israeli officials say there has been a sharp rise in the number of attacks on Palestinians in the West Bank by extremist Israeli settlers. The rising tensions are a result of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan to withdraw Israeli troops and settlers from Gaza.

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