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April 1, 2004
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Arabs trying to block the arrival of Jewish residents in an eastern Jerusalem neighborhood scuffled with Israeli police. Six rock-throwers were arrested in the Silwan neighborhood Wednesday as a dozen heavily guarded religious Jewish families arrived in their new homes. Several Jewish groups have mounted campaigns to buy residences in eastern Jerusalem in recent years, but Arabs denounce the move as an effort to “Judaize” Israel’s capital city.

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