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June 24, 2004
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Israeli officials said Wednesday that a major suicide bombing planned for Jerusalem was averted. Acting on intelligence reports, Israeli soldiers and Shin Bet agents stopped three Palestinians north of Jerusalem. The three told them they were waiting for a fourth man who was expected to deliver them a suicide bomb belt.

Yasser Arafat will not be able to leave his Ramallah compound “for the next 45 years,” Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said. Sharon made his comments regarding the Palestinian Authority president Wednesday.

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