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Christians, Muslims clash over Nazareth holy ground
April 16, 1999
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NAZARETH, Israel (CNN) -- Tensions are rising in Nazareth,
where Muslims want to build a mosque next to the Christian
Church of the Annunciation, where the angel Gabriel is said
to have appeared to Mary to tell her she would be the mother
Christians don't support the plan. Muslims, who are in the
majority, say they have been stabbed and stoned at the site
of the planned building. In retaliation, some Muslims
stoned Christians at Easter. Burned vehicles have littered the street.
The violence has upset the Vatican, which had planned to hold
millennium celebrations in the town.
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