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But Ramon said demography was also a main factor for the barrier route in Jerusalem. It encloses Maaleh Adumim, a settlement with nearly 30,000 Jews, while excluding four Arab sections, including a refugee camp, with 55,000 Palestinians altogether. Of Jerusalem's 700,000 residents, about a third are Palestinian.

Besides keeping suicide bombers out, the route of the barrier ``also makes Jerusalem more Jewish,'' Ramon said. ``The safer and more Jewish Jerusalem will be, it can serve as a true capital of the state of Israel.''

The Guardian

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