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July 26, 2004
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Far-right Jews could attack Muslim shrines on the Temple Mount, Israel’s internal security minister warned. “The threat level against the Temple Mount by Jewish extremists and fanatics in order to disrupt the entire peace process has risen in the past few months, and especially in the last few weeks, more than ever before,” Tzachi Hanegbi told Israel’s Channel Two television in an interview broadcast Saturday. But he added that the Shin Bet, Israel’s domestic security service, had no hard evidence against any specific suspects, prompting members of Israel’s right wing to accuse him of needlessly alarming the Israeli public.

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