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Fathers of Victim, Terrorist Agree to Open Tolerance Center

The father of an Israeli killed by Hamas terrorists and the father of one of those terrorists managed to bridge their differences and agree to establish jointly an educational center that would teach tolerance to Israelis and Palestinians.

Yehuda Waxman – the father of Cpl. Nachshon Waxman, who was abducted and killed in October by his three Hamas captors during a failed Israeli commando rescue attempt – reached agreement for the center during a meeting initiated by a local newspaper with Sheik Yassin Bader.

But Waxman said he had agreed to the meeting only after Bader agreed to a precondition.

“Before I met Sheik Bader, I asked him to give me a letter that will say that he condemns the kidnapping of my son, and that he is against any terror,” Waxman told Israel Radio.

“We decided that an educational center for tolerance and understanding between Palestinians and Jews will maybe help,” he added.

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