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June 5, 2003
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As many as 75,000 settlers and supporters rallied in Jerusalem to express their defiance of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s statements supporting a Palestinian state and pledging to tear down settlement outposts. A young crowd filled the capital’s Zion Square on Wednesday to protest Sharon’s statements at the summit that it is in Israel’s interest “for the Palestinians to govern themselves in their own state” and that Israel understands the Palestinian need for “territorial continuity” in the West Bank.

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