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Palestine and Israel: Where does Canada Stand? PDF Print E-mail
Feb 19, 2007 at 10:04 PM

ImageIn 1967, the Israel army illegally occupied the Palestinian territories of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem. It was supposed to be a temporary measure.

Thirty five years later, the occupation continues. Israel has systematically violated international standards of human rights by using its army to coerce the civilian population into accepting their expropriation and dispossession....

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