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December 14, 2006
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A Palestinian judge was shot dead in front of his Gaza courthouse. Wednesday’s killing of Bassam al-Fara in Khan Yunis was the second assassination of a Palestinian judge this week. No one took responsibility.

Kofi Annan hinted that he thinks Palestinian refugees should accept resettlement in a future Palestinian state. The outgoing U.N. secretary-general gave a valedictory speech Tuesday in which he discussed at length the Israeli-Palestinian crisis and how to solve it. He called for Israel to remove all troops and settlers from the West Bank, so Palestinians can build a state there and in the Gaza Strip.

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