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Settlers raise Israeli flag over West Bank church

April 19, 2013 4:10 A.M. (Updated: April 21, 2013 2:26 A.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli settlers on Friday took over a monastery in a village near Ramallah and raised an Israeli flag over the building.

Priest Aziz Raei told Ma'an that Israeli settlers used force to occupy the monastery and its adjacent chapel in al-Taybeh, a Christian village in the central West Bank.

They raised a flag over the monastery, which was built by a French monk.
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