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Jerusalem’s intifada takes its toll

A political process that addresses the national issues of Jerusalem’s Palestinians and reaches permanent understandings of the administration of holy sites is crucially necessary in light of the ongoing wave of violence.

Despite the sense of pride Palestinians have been expressing as they break the fear barrier and stump one of the world’s most powerful armies, Jerusalem’s intifada is taking its toll on the Palestinians of the holy city.

The trigger-happy Israeli soldiers, settlers and citizens encouraged by their government to carry weapons have created fear and terror among the 350,000 Palestinians who make East Jerusalem their home.

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