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Palestinian Gunmen Ambush Israeli Van

Palestinian gunmen ambushed a van of Israeli worshippers returning from a disputed holy site Friday morning, wounding seven passengers, as the Palestinian prime minister made an impassioned plea for new negotiations with Israel. Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia’s remarks, published in Israeli newspapers Friday, came amid increasing talk by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon about unilateral Israeli moves that would likely include a withdrawal from some areas of the West Bank and the annexation of others. The two leaders have not met since Qureia was sworn in as prime minister in October, and efforts to arrange a summit between them in recent weeks have bogged down in disputes over Israeli restrictions on Palestinians and a security barrier Israel is building through the West Bank. Full Story

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