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US Secretary of State Colin Powel leaves the Middle East
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Saturday, 20 April 2002
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US Secretary of State Colin Powel left the Middle East without securing a ceasefire or an Israeli pullout from the West Bank. His departure came as Israel arrested Marwan Barghouti, the head of the Fatah militia associated with PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY Chairman Yassir Arafat. Israeli Defense Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer countered Palestinian claims that at least 500 people were killed in the Israeli raid on the Jenin refugee camp, claiming the number was no higher than 45. In a related story, the Israeli army announced it had found both Iranian-made and Iraqi-modified RPG anti-tank missiles in the outlying buildings of Arafat’s Muqata complex in Ramallah.

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