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JENIN, West Bank (AP) _ A column of Israeli tanks on Wednesday swept into Jenin, a northern West Bank town that has been home to some of the suicide bombers who have terrorized Israelis in recent weeks.

About 30 tanks rumbled into the town from the north during the predawn incursion and exchanged machine gun fire with gunmen at a Palestinian refugee camp in the city, witnesses said.