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November 30, 2001
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Representatives of Christian churches in Jerusalem urged Israel to permanently halt construction of a mosque in Nazareth. The representatives said in a statement Thursday that construction of the mosque near the Catholic Basilica of the Annunciation is ill-advised and incomprehensible. They also said the affair shows the Jewish state can not be trusted to guard other religion’s holy sites, and that international guarantees are needed.

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