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Why did the current crisis begin?


The second uprising, or intifada, began in September 2000. While the immediate spark was General Ariel Sharon's walk on the Muslim holy site, the Haram al-Sharif, in East Jerusalem, the uprising has far more to do with the failed peace process, the dashed hopes and deteriorating lives of Palestinians living under occupation, than with any particular provocation.


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