A nun walks in an alley in the Christian Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City June 21, 2016. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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When hundreds of Jewish nationalists marched through the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City this month, waving banners and chanting songs in what has become an annual ritual, it wasn't only Muslims watching warily.The outlook for the Christian minority, squeezed inside the ancient walls of the Old City and caught in the midst of a monthslong wave of violence involving Muslims targeting Jews, has seldom looked tougher.While the Muslim population rises steadily, now making up 75 percent of the 38,000 residents in the city's alleys, and the Jews increasingly make their presence felt via the annual march and their settlements beyond the Jewish Quarter, the number of Christians has not risen in 50 years, hovering around 7,000 .After an attempted stabbing by a Muslim in the Old City several weeks ago, Saed came face-to-face with an Israeli military policeman hunting for the suspect.Most of the Christians in Jerusalem are Palestinians.
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