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Israel denied a claim by the widow of Dr. Baruch Goldstein to receive government compensation for his death. Miriam Goldstein had claimed that her husband had been a “victim of a hostile act,” a designation that would have made her eligible for state funds. She had argued that her husband, who killed 29 worshipers at the Tomb of the Patriarchs in February 1994, was subsequently murdered by a Palestinian mob because he was Jewish.

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