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Orthodox Jews overlook the West Bank Palestinian town of Beit Jala from the Jewish neighborhood of Gilo, on the southern outskirts of Jerusalem in October 2000, less than a month after the beginning of what Palestinians call the al-Aqsa intifada. Government and army officials advised Israelis to brace themselves, saying that conflict with the Palestinians would drag on for a long time. "I say that we have entered into a much more serious situation than we previously thought," Israeli government spokesman Nachman Shai said.
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