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Bush Declines to Condemn Israeli Attack

President Bush on Wednesday declined to condemn the deadly attack on Palestinian demonstrators by Israeli military forces, saying he had not yet spoken to Israeli leaders. The president urged “restraint” by both Israel and Palestinians. “I continue to urge restraint,” Bush told reporters following a Cabinet meeting in the Roosevelt Room. “It is essential that people respect innocent life in order for us to achieve peace.” The demonstrators in Rafah, Gaza Strip, were protesting against the Israeli invasion of a neighboring refugee camp. Hospital officials say at least 10 Palestinians — all children and teens — were killed. Israel’s military acknowledged that soldiers fired four tank shells, a missile and machine guns to stop 3,000 Palestinian demonstrators it said were heading toward a battle zone in the Gaza Strip. Full Story

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