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  2/15/2012, Shevat 22, 5772

PA Leader Demands Jerusalem

Salam Fayyad, the defacto Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority on Wednesday laid claim to Jerusalem. He stated that the eastern sector of the city belongs to the Palestinian Authority and he will never agree to peace unless the government of Israel relinquishes control. Fayyad made the statements during his weekly radio broadcast. 

Between 1949 and 1967 the eastern sector of the city including the Old City was occupied by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and all non-Muslims barred from entry.

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