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Tuesday, 16 April, 2002, 06:10 GMT 07:10 UK
Widespread horror at Jenin's rubble
The front pages of the broadsheets are dominated by the bleak shell that was the Palestinian refugee camp in Jenin.

The Daily Telegraph describes the rubble left behind after the camp was blasted by the Israeli tanks, and has the dramatic image of a woman searching amid the ruins.

The paper's reporter on the scene says it is clear why the Israelis have done their utmost to shield the camp from prying eyes.

The Times describes the scene as "the camp of the dead".

Its correspondent says that rarely, in more than a decade of war reporting from Bosnia, Chechnya, Sierra Leone and Kosovo, has she seen such deliberate destruction and disrespect for human life.

'War crime'

The Independent goes further: Inside the camp, it finds the "grisly evidence of a war crime".

Its reporter says the sweet and ghastly reek of rotting human bodies is everywhere - evidence that it is a human tomb.

The Guardian continues the moving description of the destruction, which it says is almost beyond imagination.

Its reporter describes a vast expanse of rubble and mangled iron rods, surrounded by the gaping carcasses of shattered homes.

Barghouti arrest

The arrest of the key Palestinian figure, Marwan Barghouti, is also widely reported.

It is the lead for the Financial Times, which describes him as the biggest fish among the thousands of Palestinian men rounded up in Israel's hunt for suspected militants.

The paper says his arrest was designed to show Palestinians that nobody is immune from Israeli action.

It warns however, that Mr Barghouti's detention will become the latest symbol of the Palestinian uprising.

Royal wedding urged

The Daily Mail focuses on Wednesday's Budget.

It says mothers who stay at home to look after their children are to get a tax break.

The Sun goes out on a limb a week after the Queen Mother's funeral with the headline "Marry!" aimed at Prince Charles and his partner Camilla Parker Bowles.

It says it believes opinion on the issue among its readers has shifted significantly since the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.

It adds that while the Queen Mother was alive, it was impossible for Prince Charles even to contemplate taking such a step.

New-look Mirror

Her passing, it goes on, was a turning point, a time to put the past aside and look to the future.

The Daily Mirror has a new look, or rather an old one, as it drops its red masthead and adds "Daily" to its title.

Editor Piers Morgan says it signals the paper's return to serious news and move away from "tacky" red-topped tabloids.

Inside the Mail and the Express, is the story of a woman who nearly lost her leg after she claims she was bitten by a tropical spider on a Eurostar service from Waterloo to Lille.

The Express says the company has offered the woman a bouquet of flowers and a free ticket to France.

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