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Netanyahu says Israel firmly rejects pressure not to build in Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said Israel firmly rejects pressure not to build in Jerusalem. (File/AFP)
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said Israel firmly rejects pressure not to build in Jerusalem. (File/AFP)
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09 May 2021 07:05:07 GMT9
09 May 2021 07:05:07 GMT9
  • Pope Francis has also called for an end to the violence in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM: Israel “firmly rejects” pressure not to build in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday following spreading international condemnation of planned evictions of Palestinians from homes in the city claimed by Jewish settlers.

Meanwhile, Pope Francis expressed his concern at the unrest in Jerusalem, saying: “Violence only generates violence. Let’s stop these clashes.”

“I pray so that this might be a place of encounter and not violent clashes, a place of prayer and of peace. I invite everyone to seek shared resolutions so that the multireligious identity and multiculture of the holy city might be respected and so that fraternity might prevail,” he said after reciting the Regina Caeli prayer.

AFP/Reuters

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