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Cyprus to Take in 13 Palestinians

May 9, 2002

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CYPRUS, Nicosia (AP) _ Cyprus will temporarily take in the 13 suspected Palestinian militants holed up in Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity, the Cypriot foreign minister told reporters late Thursday.

``Cyprus has agreed to take the 13 people as a temporary measure,″ Yiannakis Cassoulides told reporters at a hastily convened press conference held at the foreign ministry building in the Cypriot capital, Nicosia.

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