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August 28, 2002
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The southern portion of the Western Wall is under threat of collapse due to illegal construction by Muslims, according to a committee of Israeli archeologists and public figures. In a letter to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the Committee for the Prevention of the Destruction of Antiquities said the wall has gradually shifted out from its original position as a result of massive illegal construction on the Temple Mount by the Wakf, or Muslim religious trust, Israel Radio reported.

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