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August 22, 2001
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Part of the retaining wall holding up the southern end of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem is in danger of collapsing, but finger pointing by Israelis and Palestinians is holding up repairs. A 35-foot-wide bulge could cause the wall to cave in. Israel lays the blame on the Wakf, or Islamic trust, which has done extensive renovations to an underground mosque on the mount. Palestinians say Israeli archaeological digs are damaging the wall.

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