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Near Dutch ‘Sharia Triangle,’ Jewish Community Holds On

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Van Ostade Jewish Housing Projects. Photo: The Center for Information and Docimentation on Israel, www.cidi.tv.

JTA -THE HAGUE, the Netherlands  — On a cold winter night in 2008, Wim Kortenoeven was startled by the crackling of a large fire raging near his home on the edge of this city’s last remaining Jewish enclave.

Rushing from his apartment, Kortenoeven walked 70 yards and crossed the line separating his Jewish-owned housing project from the predominantly Muslim borough containing what Dutch media have taken to calling the “Sharia triangle” — Sharia referring to Islamic law.

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