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Jewish group takes over another Jerusalem property

The chaos surrounding the issue of properties in Jerusalem point to a larger problem, namely the absence of a unified solid political leadership that can guide the city’s 330,000 Palestinians.

A strategically situated house in the Old City of Jerusalem near Al-Aqsa Mosque was taken over Oct. 3 by Jewish extremists belonging to the Ateret Cohanim group — whose sole purpose is to Judaize the Old City of Jerusalem through the takeover of Palestinian homes.

According to American Friends of Ateret Cohanim, “The aim of Ateret Cohanim is to fulfill a generations old dream of rebuilding & securing a United Jerusalem, strengthening our Jewish roots and reestablishing the once thriving Jewish communities.”

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