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New Israeli-Palestinian tensions over religious shrines

Catholic World News - February 24, 2010

A decision by the Israeli government to claim two religious shrines as national heritage sites has drawn an angry response from the Palestinian leadership. The two shrines, Rachel's Tomb and the Cave of the Patriarchs, are revered by both Jews and Muslims. Both are located in the West Bank, in territory claimed by the Palestinian Authority. Israeli officials say that the national-heritage status is necessary to preserve access to the shrines; Palestinians decry the move as an attempt to seize more land.

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