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November 6, 2006
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A top U.S. Jewish official called Saddam Hussein’s death sentence “warranted.” The former Iraqi dictator on Sunday was sentenced to death by hanging for crimes against humanity. “I think everyone can agree it was warranted. He was guilty of crimes against humanity,” said Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. Hamas condemned the sentence on Hussein, who during his reign funneled money to the families of Palestinian suicide bombers and attacked Israel with Scud missiles during the 1991 Persian Gulf War.

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