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Monday, May 23, 2005

 

First Lady Visits Haram Al Sharif Despite PA's Discomfort

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On the other hand, Palestinian officials were upset as Bush's visit to the Haram Al-Sharif symbolizes U.S. recognition of the Israel sovereignty over this site, which is still a matter of dispute between the Palestinians and the Israelis.

Palestinians were also angered by the fact the Bush's visit to Jericho was scheduled as part of her tour in Israel, not Palestine.

Palestinian legislative Council member Hanan Ashwari called a special meeting to prepare a response to the outrage

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