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Feb 16, 2006 at 12:00 AM
[Jews for a Just Peace (Vancouver, BC), February 16, 2006]
“Jews for a Just Peace calls for immediate recognition of the democratically elected government of the Palestinian people by the Government of Canada.

The refusal of Israel and other governments to acknowledge Hamas as the legitimate representative of the Palestinian people on the grounds that Hamas is a ‘terrorist organization’ is hypocritical. It is true that Hamas has perpetrated terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians. It is also true that Hamas has observed a unilateral cease-fire for almost a year while Israel continues to terrorize Palestinian civilians with attacks on refugee camps, housing blocks and farms...”

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Israeli troops detained a 9-year-old Palestinian at school. It's 'becoming normal', locals say

(CNN)  The day before we met, human rights campaigner Aref Jaber recorded the arrest of a 9-year-old Palestinian boy, taken out of school in the West Bank city of Hebron by armed Israeli soldiers.

His footage shows soldiers inside Ziad Jaber elementary school, arguing with the school principal and other teachers, as they attempt to remove Zein Idris and his 7-year-old brother Taim.

At one point on the video, one of the teachers is told that if he does not let go of Zein, the soldier will break the teacher's arm.

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