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4/14/2003 - Jerusalem

HOLY LAND PATRIARCH SUPPORTS PLAN FOR PALESTINIAN STATE

The highest ranking Roman Catholic in the Holy Land says Israel should implement a U-S "roadmap" to Palestinian statehood. Latin Patriarch Michel Sabbah, a Palestinian, has said that Israel's occupation of Palestinian land is the root of violence in the region. Israel has reservations about the plan to establish a Palestinian state by 2005, saying it cannot compromise its security. Sabbah also warned U-S leaders to seek peace in Iraq or risk future terror attacks and an anti-western backlash.
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