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Saturday, 30 March, 2002, 14:24 GMT
In pictures: Ramallah takeover
Israeli forces have been fighting fierce street battles with Palestinian gunmen in Ramallah, where Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat remains trapped in his ruined headquarters.

Israeli forces control of most of the city, and are rounding up Palestinian suspects.

Tank in front of poster of Yasser Arafat
Arafat is isolated in his headquarters, without water or power

Palestinian policeman surrendering to Israeli soldiers
Israeli forces rounded up about 60 gunmen in the compound

Palestinian with hands raised in surrender
In the city centre Palestinians surrendered after all-night clashes

Palestinian surrendering to Israeli soldiers
Many were detained in house-to-house searches

Surrendered Palestinian policeman treats injured man
At least 30 Palestinians were wounded

Explosions can be seen in front of cars at Yasser Arafat's Ramallah compound
On Friday, shellfire lit up Arafat's compound

An Israeli soldier motions to a tank outside Arafat's compound
Tanks smashed through the perimeter wall of the compound

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