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Middle East 'Turning Point' Angers Palestinians

His former house is gone now and the old village is full of strangers, but 60-year-old Naim abu Aker still dreams of someday returning to the Arab farming town of his early childhood. His determination is as unbending as the thick iron house keys he has kept for decades.On Thursday, that resoluteness also carried a strong dose of anger as Aker reacted to news that President Bush had endorsed Israel’s position of refusing the return of Palestinians to former homes in what is now Israel. “This is our land. You dig into this land and you find the bones of our ancestors, our grandparents who worked and died on the land,” Aker said during an interview in his home here in the Deheishe refugee camp.Full Story

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