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In a West Bank refugee camp, political struggle turns to violence

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By Luke Baker

BALATA REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Hundreds of bullet holes scar the concrete walls, shop fronts and trash-strewn alleys of Balata, the West Bank's largest refugee camp, the result of furious clashes earlier this week between Palestinian security forces and local gunmen.

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