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Serge Schmemann

Error (New York Times, Serge Schmemann, 8/15/02): Mr. Barghouti was first arrested and deported by the Israelis at the age of 16, but he returned to become president of the student body at Birzeit University, a hotbed of Palestinian nationalism in the West Bank. That led to another deportation, from which he returned in 1993. . .

Correction (9/17/02 ): An article on June 14 about potential successors to Yasir Arafat and one on Aug. 15 about the indictment of Marwan Barghouti, a Palestinian leader who is being tried by Israel on murder charges, misstated the history of his arrests and deportation. He was first arrested in 1978 at the age of 19, not 16. He was deported once, in 1987, not twice, and returned to the West Bank in 1994, not 1993. (A reader reported the errors by e-mail on Sept. 2; this correction was delayed for fact checking.)

Error (New York Times, Serge Schmemann, 7/14/02): They [Palestinians] voted for Yasir Arafat in 1997 because he was their national symbol. . .

Correction (7/21/02): A brief article last Sunday introducing a photo essay about Palestinians and their views about the United States and reform in the Palestinian Authority misstated the date Yasir Arafat was elected as the Palestinians’ president. It was 1996, not 1997.