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An unidentified Syrian Jew said here Tuesday that Syrian Jews risk jail and torture if they try to escape the ghetto. Wearing a mask and sunglasses, the man told a press conference that he was forced to remain anonymous because his family is still in Damascus. He said that Jews are not allowed to move out of the four-square kilometer area that constitutes the ghetto, that all personal documents belonging to Jews are marked with a red stamp and that contact with foreigners is severely punished.

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