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Israel declares shooting of American an “act of war”

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on August 19, 2009


Tsemel, the civil suit attorney told Ma’an that the “act of war” designation automatically releases the government from paying compensation under a recently-amended tort law. Israel makes this designation “all the time,” in tort cases involving Palestinian victims, she said.

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Police block right-wing march from Sderot to Gaza

Posted in Internal Israeli Affairs, The Gaza Strip by beyondtheborder on April 14, 2009

“Not everyone in search of something to do should come to Sderot,” Sderot Mayor David Buskila said.

“Sderot residents are enjoying the holiday, and anyone who planned to demonstrate here should have gotten the proper authorizations,” he added.

Police eventually reached an understanding with the rally organizers: The gathering was allowed to take place, but participants would not march toward Gaza.

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