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East Jerusalem refers to the part of Jerusalem captured by Jordan in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and subsequently by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War. It includes Jerusalem's Old City and some of the holiest sites of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, such as the Temple in Jerusalem, Western Wall, Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The term "East Jerusalem" may refer to either the area under Jordanian rule between 1949 - 67 which was incorporated into the municipality of Jerusalem after 1967, covering some 70 sq kms (27 sq mi) or the territory of the pre-1967 Jordanian municipality, covering 6.4 sq kms (2sq mi).

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