Israel ousting Christians, Muslims from Jerusalem: Abbas

AFP , Sunday 25 May 2014

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas accused Israel Sunday of forcing Christians and Muslims out of Jerusalem, as Pope Francis visited Bethlehem.

"We have informed his holiness about the tragic situation in Jerusalem... where Israel is systematically acting to change its identity and character, and strangling the Palestinians, both Christians and Muslims, with the aim of pushing them out," he said.

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